Prakash, a crusade worker in Karnataka, India, looked at the lifeless body of his son and felt his heart collapse with grief.

Prakash had been out in the field, sharing the Gospel in the village of Madhugiri, when he received an urgent telegram from his wife. He rushed home and discovered that his son was nearly dead. They couldn't afford an ambulance, so Prakash and his wife hoarded a crowded bus and began the long journey to a hospital in a neighboring city. On the way, their son's heart stopped beating. All the passengers on the bus gave him up for lost.

"I felt as if a big bolt of lightning had struck my heart," Prakash said. "My sorrow knew no bounds, and my wife was fully immersed in tears."

But, in the midst of the tragedy, faith filled his heart with renewed confidence and power. "The child is not dead, just sleeping," Prakash announced with a boldness that made the passengers on the bus laugh as if he were insane.

Prakash immediately knelt down in the aisle of the bus and prayed over the body of his son. Ten minutes into his prayer, a pulse returned to the child's body, and he opened his eyes.

The passengers were stunned. “Your God is truly great!” they said in amazement. “Tell us something about Him.”

Rejoicing in God’s miraculous answer to his prayers, Prakash shared the Gospel with a captive audience.”


From: Miracles Happen When You Pray by Quin Sherrer, 1997, pag. 175, 176, Zondervan Publishing House,  Grand Rapids, Michigan.