Teen’s ‘Can I Pray With You?’ Request Leaves North Carolina Cop ‘Floored’

Police officer Brad Potter with his new ‘prayer warrior’ Caleb Turner in a photo taken by Caleb’s father during their first meeting.
(Facebook/Brad Potter)

A police officer in North Carolina was deeply touched when a young man approached him to offer a prayer.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer Brad Potter said the unexpected gesture made by 10th grader Caleb Turner “floored him” and made him realise that the essence of this act—”looking out for one another; caring, and wanting to let someone know that you care”—is what the world badly needs.

Sharing his experience in a recent Facebook post, Potter said he was sitting in his patrol car at a gas station several weeks ago when the 16-year-old man came over and asked him, “Can I pray for you?”

“I stammered out an ‘of course’ and I sat there, in a bit of awe at the heart of this young man,” Potter recalled. “To go up to a complete stranger and ask to pray for them. What an amazing act of pure kindness.”

The officer suggested that they pray together.

“We clasped hands, and we prayed,” Potter wrote. “We prayed for our safety, for the safety of my brothers and sisters in blue, and for the safety of our community.”

Turner’s father was there and Potter told him how impressed he was by his son’s gesture.

The father smiled and said, “He does this kind of thing all the time.”

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SOURCE: Christian Today
Hazel Torres