High school grad who led prayer that went viral to open Legislative Session

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Recent Clay-Chalkville High School graduate Christian Crawford will open Alabama Legislative Session when it opens on Wednesday, according to a media report on AL.com.

The Trussville native and Sam’s Club employee — who is slated to attend Auburn University in the fall — came to the rescue at his high school graduation ceremony last week when a woman collapsed in the audience, leading to confusion and concern among attendees.

“Everybody can I have your attention real quick?” Crawford began, as cheers began to grow from the crowd. “We don’t know what’s going on, but we will pray. We know that prayer is power, and that God is able. Let’s pray. Father God, we thank you for this day, Lord. We pray right now that whatever is going on, you will fix it, God. We pray that you will heal it, God.”

Watch his extemporaneous prayer below:

The address has officially gone viral and has accrued more than 628,000 views on YouTube.

Crawford, who says he plans to study communications and political science at Auburn, told AL.com he’s looking forward to addressing lawmakers in the statehouse.

“It’ll be fun,” Crawford told AL.com this morning. “It’ll be a new experience. It’s part of making a difference and being a positive influence for the world, the country, making laws that will benefit the state.”

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