Praise in Action: Gospel-singing boy is freed

Every praise is to our God.   Every word of worship with one accord.”

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In the same city (Atlanta) where a Christian bookkeeper saved many lives at an elementary school last August (post), a 9-year old boy (Willie Myrick) freed himself in March.


By singing a Hezekiah Walker song (“Every Praise”) for 3 hours  . . . until the kidnapper relented and released him!   No Georgia troopers, no guns, just GOD!   Talk about ‘a very present help in time of trouble’! (This brave boy got God to show up, and show out, in a matter of hours)

  • The first line of the Walker gospel song opened this post.
  • Talk about the Lord coming to one’s rescue ‘in the midnight hour’!   A prior post (Fred Hammond) on this blog is worth a look.   As fervently expressed in Hammond’s “We’re Blessed” video:

Acts Chapter 16 and verse 25.    The Bible says:  “Then at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God and the prisoners heard them and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison doors were shaken . . . and immediately everyone bands were loosed.”

All we really want you to know tonight is when you find yourself in a midnight hour and if you haven’t then maybe you will . . . there are two principles that will guarantee your success. Number one, pray.   Why?  Because the Bible [in James 5] says: “That the prayers of the righteous man availeth much.”    When you get up off your knees, and you believe that [as stated in Ephesians 3]   He is able to do exceeding abundantly, according to all that you ask of Him, according to the power that’s already working in you, then you lift your hands and give Him praise.   Why?    Because He dwells, He dwells, in the midst of your praise.

“On March 31, Willie Myrick was playing outside with his pet Chihuahua when a man grabbed him and forced him into his car, police told locals news outlets.    “He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn’t want to hear a word from me,” Willie told a local station . . .

[The young boy] chose not to remain silent, but to sing a favorite gospel song “Every Praise,” . . .
Willie continued to sing until his kidnapper, who had reportedly been driving around for almost three hours, threw him onto the street and drove away.”

Greg Silverthorne

Photo Credit: NBA Atlanta Screenshot


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