Christian Crawford, Teen Whose Graduation Prayer Went Viral, Leads Alabama Lawmakers In Prayer

Christian Crawford stepped up to the podium and led a spontaneous prayer at the Clay-Chakville High School graduation on May 21. (Trussville Tribune YouTube video)
Christian Crawford stepped up to the podium and led a spontaneous prayer at the Clay-Chakville High School graduation on May 21. (Trussville Tribune YouTube video)

Christian Crawford, the teen who stepped up and led a prayer at a high school graduation ceremony when a woman collapsed in the stands, today gave the opening prayer in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville, was among those impressed by the video, which quickly went viral.

“I admired him for doing it,” Garrett said. “He was very poised, and also I thought it was very heartfelt and genuine. It was just a really good thing in our community, and I was really proud of him. I wanted to meet him and shake his hand. I admired him.”

The video caught the attention of national media.

But, in an interview with Fox & Friends, Crawford said God should get all glory for the prayer he uttered.

“I cannot take any credit for what God is doing through me for His glory,” he said on the national talk show.

The talk show described it as a story about the power of faith in times of crisis. Watch Crawford’s interview in this video posted on the show’s Facebook page.

Crawford had opened the graduation ceremony with a prayer. Calls for a medic erupted in the audience because a woman was having a seizure, so he returned to the microphone to pray a second time.

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SOURCE: AL.com – Erin Edgemon

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