CLAY, Ala. — A high school student in Alabama jumped to his feet and took the podium Thursday night to lead those gathered for the senior graduation ceremony in prayer as a medical emergency took place in the stands.
According to reports, a family member of a graduating student fell ill as the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony was underway in the stands of the Cougar Stadium.
Christian Crawford, the senior class president, approached the podium as he felt led to pray, not knowing what was taking place.
“Everybody, can I have your attention real quick?” he said. “We don’t know what’s going on, but we will pray. We know that prayer is power, and that God is able. Let’s pray.”
Crawford then began to lead those gathered in prayer.
“Father God, we thank you for this day, Lord. We pray right now that whatever is going on, you will fix it, God,” he prayed. “We pray that you will heal it, God. We pray that you will redeem it, God. We pray that you will deliver it, God, because we know that you are a God who knows how to make a way.”
“And in the name of Jesus, we declare and decree in the name of Jesus that whatever is going on shall be fixed, because you are a God who is a fixer,” Crawford continued. “You are a God who is a healer. Jehovah God, Jehovah-jireh, Jehovah-nissi, Jehovah-shiloh. Fix it, Jesus. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Students smile as Crawford closes his prayer.
The student’s prayer was met with cheers and applause, as some grinned widely at Crawford upon seeing what he had done and hearing his prayer.
A video of the moment, which was posted to YouTube by the Trussville Tribune, already has over 11,000 views.
“What an awesome young man, and what a great crowd,” one commenter named Matt wrote.
“Yes! Pray son! [Jesus] said if you be ashamed of Me before man, I will be ashamed of you before My Father. You just showed the world that you are not ashamed!” another named Kanitra said. “I don’t know you, but I’m mighty glad to say, I love you in Jesus! God bless you.”