A Private Prayer


Article by Jason Baggett

A picture captures a moment in time. Something important, and often times very meaningful. They rarely, almost never repeat themselves. You have to be ready, sometimes leaving a conversation to make the capture. Once that image escapes your grasp, it will haunt you. I’ve learned that the hard way.

Last Friday, as I stood among hundreds of people at the Mansfield High School attending the annual Health Fair, I had to remove myself from the hustle and bustle of the event to get a picture of the event from up top. As I walked up the stairs, and made my way down the hall, I witnessed three young men standing to themselves. Not an uncommon sight at a school location.

As I walked closer, these young men reached out to each other within an arms length. Closed their eyes, and began praying. Quietly praying. In doing so, they didn’t look who was watching, or ask permission. It was about the need of prayer, and that moment to pray.

As they proceeded, not one of them noticed the crowds below, the people walking by, or even me as I approached. They were intently focused.

So, three young men prayed in a hallway, of a high school, and this is a picture of them doing just that.

I might add that they ended with an encouraging hug. Thank you, for letting me be a part of that moment.

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2 Replies to “A Private Prayer”

  1. Jack James says:

    I’m glad you caught it. They can try but they’ll never take prayer out of school

  2. Hilda Mayo says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love this!

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