In late February, actor Chris Pratt came under fire for a tweet he sent out stating he was praying for filmmaker Kevin Smith. Pratt is a popular Hollywood actor having starred in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Smith, 47, filmmaker and comedian, was in Glendale California doing a comedy show, when he started to feel ill.
With two shows scheduled for that night, he cancelled the second one and took an ambulance to the hospital and was diagnosed with a heart attack. Doctors discovered that his LAD artery, also called the widow maker, was 100% blocked. If he hadn’t gone to the hospital when he did, Smith would probably be dead.
So having heard what happened, Chris Tweeted:
Kevin we don’t know each other too good, but I have loved you since Clerks and I’m praying my ass off for you cause I believe in the healing power of prayer. Can you please pray with me people? https;//t.co/syB7BIQaoY – chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 26, 2018.
Clerks was Smith’s first film, a low-budget affair that did very well and catapulted him to fame. Chris added that the movie had really inspired him.
So having tweeted he was praying for Smith, several Twitter followers began attacking Pratt for praying with some questioning if prayer really worked:
Retro Bigfoot suggested only Doctors and nurses can heal. Sometimes they can heal. But sometimes they can’t and you need God to step in:
According to an article in the Belfast Telegraph, in 2004, Sharyn MacKay, a pastor’s wife from New Castle, Co, Down, Norther Ireland, was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on her kidney. It was very rare because it was actually a form of bone cancer.
After it spread to her lungs, doctors stopped the chemo treatment and cancelled surgeries saying there was nothing that could be done. It was terminal.
But after studying the Bible, Sharyn believed God could heal her. Along with her husband and others in their church, they began praying for her healing. A couple of months later, Sharyn’s doctor sent her for an x-ray to find out how long she had to live. However, when the x-rays came back it showed that the cancer that was ravaging her body had disappeared.
They immediately sent her for further scans to find out what was going on. Radiologists confirmed the incurable cancer was gone. When interviewed by the Belfast Telegraph, doctors tried their best to give a scientific explanation for the spontaneous healing. Read more.
Annabel Wilson Beam
At the age of 12, Annabel Wilson Beam was playing with her sisters at their home in Texas when she fell 30′ down the inside of a hollowed out Cotton Wood tree. According to the Daily Mail, as her parents prayed, it took a few hours for emergency workers to get Annabel out. But other than a few bumps and bruises, doctors found nothing wrong with Annabel and released her from hospital.
However, when she got home, Annabel told her mother how she had gone to heaven and sat on Jesus’s lap and was told everything would be alright. And then an angel stayed with her until she was rescued. Of course, Annabel’s parents thought their daughter had a concussion, but tests revealed nothing.
Then a strange thing happened.
Since 2008, Annabel had been in and out of the hospital due to intestinal pseudo-obstruction mobility disorder, an INCURABLE disease that does not allow her to absorb nutrients through her intestinal tract. She suffered intense pain, was heavily medicated and on a very restrictive diet.
Shortly after her fall, the symptoms of the disease disappeared. They told her doctor what was going on. Today, Annabel is off her medication having been healed from an INCURABLE disease. Read more.
Dr. Sean George
Dr Sean George, a specialist at Kalgoorlie Hospital in Kalgoorlie, West Australia was traveling home from a training session in Esperance when he started having chest pains. So he pulled into a small medical clinic in Kambaida.
At the clinic he had a full-blown heart attack. His heart stopped and as they rushed him to hospital in Kalgoorlie only a half hour away, they tried to resuscitate George. They worked on him for an hour and a half, compressing his heart an estimated 4,000 times and giving 13 electrical jolts to restart his heart.
But he didn’t revive. They continued working on George at the Kalgoorlie hospital but finally stopped and declared him dead.
They had previously called his wife Sherry and told her what was going on. When she arrived at the hospital, she went to her husband’s body to give her last good-bye.
But according to the Western Australian, as Sherry stood over her dead husband, she prayed:
“Lord Jesus, he is only 39 years old. I am only 38. We have a 10-year-old son. I need a miracle.”
As soon as she was done praying, George’s heart started beating. Doctors immediately responded and sent him to a larger hospital for care. Though now alive, medical staff said her husband had undoubtedly suffered irreparable brain damage and would be a vegetable. George was back at work two months later. Read more.
So sorry, Retro Bigfoot, doctors can’t always cure us and God does heal. And as an added bonus, while working as a waiter in Hawaii, God gave a prophetic word to Pratt that he would become famous.