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(WATCH) Prayer Thwarts Four Armed Men Who Attempt to Rob Missouri Church


On February 12th, a Ferguson, Missouri pastor and church congregation thwarted an armed robbery during Sunday service.

However, they didn’t stop the four armed men by using weapons.

They used the power of prayer.

Pastor Marquaello Futrell described the incident at All Creation Family Church in Ferguson when the masked men entered his service.

“I immediately just had the hairs on the back of my neck I’m like, ‘OK, something’s about to happen,'” he said.

“Me being a former police officer, I immediately noticed their waistbands, I’m like, ‘There’s something there,'” he added.

KSDK provided further details:

Futrell said another member of his church saw one of the men drop a gun. So Futrell proceeded with his service as usual, not wanting to scare his congregation, or let the men know police were on the way.

“I immediately directed my media team to zoom in on them because I knew we needed some face recognition,” he said.

He acted quickly, calling the gunmen out on his livestream.

“(You) saw the church and decided to come? Talk to me,” he said in the video.

But he described what happened next as an act of God.

“I’ve still got a cop anointing and I still know what’s going on and what’s about to happen. God’s about to change the enemy,” he said in the video. “Lift your voice and shout unto God!”

He and other members of the church placed their hands over the men, drawing them to prayer.

“I believe they felt the power of God lifted in their hands, then they left,” he said.

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As a former St. Louis police officer, he said his instincts crossed paths with his prayers.

“The Bible speaks of watch and pray, so while we’re being spiritual, I’m also watching around, trying to protect the congregants,” he said.

Futrell said he hopes this serves as a wake-up call to every pastor and every church.

Pastor Futrell and the church congregants prayed over the men.

Watch the moment at the 55:00 minute mark:

According to KSDK, the Ferguson Police Department said the four men left the church service and they’re still searching for them.


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