Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh shares powerful message of prayer


That’s the hashtag Coach Jim Harbaugh shared on his twitter page Tuesday Night after being challenged by a local Flint, Michigan judge Duncan Beagle, to pray it forward.

“Thank you Duncan Beagle for your challenge to pray it forward. I accept.”

Harbaugh then challenged Tim Tebow to pray it forward, ending his :16 second video clip with a powerful message.

“Let prayer become contagious and help all of us around the world.”

The idea came from a video that surfaced of a group of Michigan high school basketball referees, Steve Johnson and Judge Duncan Beagle, who started the hashtag challenge after seeing prayer work in their own battles.

A few years ago, Johnson was told he had only a few months to live after being diagnosed with stage four cancer.

After their doctor had asked for a picture so he could pray, a true miracle occurred and Johnson, after undergoing a few more tests and CAT scans, was told that the tumor had disappeared.

Judge Beagle also has seen his health improve after being told he may never walk again.

“We’re asking you to take a quick timeout to stop for a moment and pray for someone,” Johnson said in the video.

Beagle’s hope is simple.  “Keep it going until the world is overtaken by the power of our prayers.”

In the video, Beagle and Johnson not only challenged Coach Harbaugh, but also ABC Good Morning America host and cancer survivor, Robin Roberts.

As Jim Harbaugh challenged Tim Tebow, we’re encouraged to challenge everyone who reads this to share a video on their social media pages challenging and encouraging someone to #PrayitForward.

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” – James 5:16

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