It was a regular lunch that was suddenly made a bit more special by a five-year-old girl.
According to the Cedar Hill Police Department, marshals Herron and Wallace were just having lunch when Chloe suddenly came up to them and asked if they can say a prayer together.
According to the police department, Chloe’s prayer was “so beautiful.” As she and the officers prayed, Chloe’s dad managed to take a photo of the moment and shared it to the department. Since putting the photo up on its Facebook page, it has over 8,000 shares and as much as 17,000 likes.
According to a number of experts, the power of prayer cannot be underestimated. In fact, ABC News reports that a study done by doctors William Harris and James O’Keefe at the Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City found that heart patients who prayed throughout an entire year had 11 percent fewer heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening complications than those no one had prayed for.
Meanwhile, a study done by Dr. Elizabeth Targ on 20 critically ill AIDS patients at the Pacific College of Medicine in San Francisco found that 10 patients who were prayed for lived on, while four of those who did not receive prayers passed away.
Following the results, Targ remarked, “I was sort of shocked. In a way it’s like witnessing a miracle. There was no way to understand this from my experience and from my basic understanding of science.”
Based on these studies, it seems that prayer does more than improve one’s spiritual health. If that is the case, perhaps little Chloe’s prayer will keep officers Herron and Wallace safe and healthy for a long time.
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