Prayers are the reason for his calm, when he fell into a state of paralysis. He couldn’t move any part of his body at all, but instead of feeling panic, like most people would, he felt peace. He could hear and feel the prayers all around him, he even heard prayers from languages that he had heard before but had never spoken. Prayers had been such a large part of his and his wife’s life, that there is no doubt this kept him grounded throughout his life and in times of need.
- Thomas Carpenter couldn’t move, couldn’t open his eyes, and he was having trouble figuring out why.
- He listened attentively. At first, he heard just one or two voices, but soon the prayers began to multiply. Some voices he understood, praying in English with assured faith.
- Thomas remembers the medical team members being at a loss as to how he could be assisted to breathe.
“from among the chorus of intercessors, Thomas heard a cherished voice praying for him specifically — his wife, Angelia.”