A Kansas woman has praised God after being miraculously saved by a framed photo of the Lord’s prayer. Constance Effie, 70, said that the prized item had stopped a bullet from striking her after a gun was fired at her home in Kansas City.
“All of a sudden ‘boom.’ I thought I was in a war zone because that was the loudest noise I ever heard,” Effie told Fox4KC. Alone with her elderly husband, Effie was terrified after realizing that someone had opened fire on her house. But this fear quickly turned into faith-filled praise after the couple realized their lives had been spared by a framed copy of the Lord’s prayer.
The bullet had struck the frame, shattering the glass.
“We looked all around and didn’t see a hole anywhere. I thought, ‘Look, that picture, the glass is all broken,'” she said. “It hit [the picture] and fell down behind [the couch]. But if it didn’t have the metal, it probably would’ve come on in and hit one of us.”
Effie noted that she suffered a mild heart attack following the ordeal, and was required to go to the hospital for treatment. “I was afraid [after the near-death incident]. I kept thinking I don’t want any more shooting,” Effie said, noting that she is constantly hearing gunshots ring out in her neighborhood. “[The doctors] said it looked like it was a stress heart attack but that it was a small one.”
The brave old lady said she was just “lucky to be alive.”
“We just hope and pray they understand not to do this anymore,” she added.
Many responded to the unlikely sequence of events on social media. “God’s protection is real,” one person tweeted. “The Lord works in Mysterious Ways,” another user added on Facebook. “He always said we were to Love His Law.”
Police have still yet to identify any suspects in this extraordinary case.