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9-Year-Old Boy Freed by Kidnapper After Singing Gospel Song

Ladies, I have such an amazing story to share with you. It’s a true story about a young boy who reached out to God in a moment of terror.

Nine-year-old Willie Myrick (he’s now ten) was abducted right outside his home in Atlanta, Ga. After Willie sang the gospel song “Every Praise” over and over for three hours straight, the kidnapper got angry and let him go.

Check out the full story below:

What an amazing boy! So strong and brave and full of faith. He cried out to God in his song, and God took care of him. What a fantastic reminder that we should always call out to God in times of need.

There’s also an underlying question that I can’t help pondering since I first heard this story. Was God also talking to the kidnapper through Willie’s song? It seems evident that the man was affected by it. Willie sang for hours, ignoring the man’s threats and demands for him to be quiet, and this angered the man more, but still he didn’t hurt the boy. Instead, he stopped the car and told him to get out!

I don’t know the story of the kidnapper, only that of this brave little boy. But I do pray that this man heard God speak to him, and that his heart softened in that moment and that is why he let the boy go. I also pray that this man was and still is deeply affected by what happened that day, and that he repents of his sins and turns to God. That would make an amazing story even more miraculous, don’t you think?

If you’ve never heard the song “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker, or if you’re a great fan and want to hear it again, check out the video below! I love it!

So, what do you think? Do you think that maybe God was speaking to the kidnapper as well as saving Willie?

Image: YouTube


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  1. Juliebird4Christ

    Posted by Juliebird4Christ on August 14, 2014 at 14:05

    That was amazing! I have never seen anything like it. God was definitely there for that little boy. It’s a message to all of us!

  2. KitKat5693

    Posted by KitKat5693 on May 25, 2014 at 13:35

    I do think that God was speaking to the kidnapper as well as trying to save that young boy. They say he was annoyed, maybe something happened in his life that and he strayed away from God and didn’t want to hear that song. Just a thought.

  3. alyssa03

    Posted by alyssa03 on May 2, 2014 at 22:00

    This is amazing! God really moves in a mysterious way! For me this is a miracle! God is really amazing! This is a proof that God do listen to our prayers, praises, etc. That boy’s faith is really strong! I pray that he continues to share how amazing God is!

  4. Nessa.girl01

    Posted by Nessa.girl01 on April 28, 2014 at 18:42

    thats, amazing!! if i was him ill do what the kidnapper says cus ill be so scared
    ! at least hes safe(:

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by dancediva2015 on April 28, 2014 at 12:42

    That’s such a wonderful story. I’m so glad that child is alright. That is a sign that god really does look after and protect his believers. He will always be here for us in times of trouble.

  6. Project Inspired

    Posted by Momo on April 28, 2014 at 09:30

    OH, MY GOD. PRAISE THE LORD THIS CHILD IS OK. This is adorable. God is a good father. And his parents prob. aren’t too shabby themselves. Haha.

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by AGBCGirl on April 27, 2014 at 15:56

    I heard about this through my cousin and it just blew me away! then I looked up the song and I love it. I’m defiantly buying this as soon as I get an iTunes card.

  8. hobbithobbithobbit52891

    Posted by hobbithobbithobbit52891 on April 26, 2014 at 17:40

    it probably annoyed the heck out of the kidnapper. i mean, come on. STOP SINGING!!

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by Athyna on April 26, 2014 at 14:16

    That story is so amazing. Anything could have happened to him but he’s safe.

  10. TOgunsola

    Posted by TOgunsola on April 26, 2014 at 12:37

    This an amazing story and God orchestrated deliverance! Every praise is truly to our God, Jesus Christ!

  11. Liz470

    Posted by Liz470 on April 26, 2014 at 12:16

    I find this amazing, that little boy was probably so scared anything could have happened but who would have thought him singing would get him out of that situation! God bless him! <3

  12. Mandi Pi

    Posted by Mandi Pi on April 26, 2014 at 09:12

    Hahaha a couple months ago, after watching Jack the Giant Slayer, I had a (very weird) dream that giants came, and for some reason we were at church in my dream (we being me and all my friends, mostly ones from church), and I was going around telling everyone to sing the worship song “Holy Spirit”…..Anywho, this just made me think of that. xD

    I’ve always kind of thought that if I got kidnapped or something, then assuming I wasn’t shocked in to silence, I would start singing a song (probably “Holy Spirit” or “Our God”). 🙂 Funny (and awesome) that something like that actually happened!