Joy Break: Couple That Survived 9/11 Survives Coronavirus

"There is power in prayer."

By Nancy Flory Published on April 23, 2020

When we turn on our televisions or smart phones we are bombarded with news that brings us down. Where are all the good stories? They’re still there. Here’s one that we hope will bless you.

A couple who lived close to World Trade Center’s south tower on 9/11 survived the traumatic terror attack. Now they’ve survived the coronavirus after receiving prayers from all over the world.

Christina and her husband, Brian, stood on their balcony as the second hijacked airplane smashed into the south tower. The blast from the crash blew them back into their apartment. They wondered if they were going to die as the big plume of smoke enveloped the city. The experience drew them closer to God. “Our whole lives are changed because of 9/11,” said Christina. “It certainly deepened our relationship with Christ.”

‘There’s Power in Prayer’

“Prayer is everything,” said Christina Stanton. She and her husband recently faced another crisis. They both tested positive for the coronavirus. They spent the last month fighting the illness. “It was definitely a battle,” said Christine. “And you were very cognizant that you were in a battle for your life.” Christina was hospitalized twice. Her doctor told her she had a 50-50 chance of survival.

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Rather than fight the illness alone, Christina sent 100 emails requesting prayer from friends around the world. “I felt that through the entire process.” She added that she was so sick that she had a hard time praying. “I knew there were people praying for me when I couldn’t pray for myself. … And I invoked the name of Jesus Christ quite a bit during this past month. There is power in that name and there is power in prayer.”

Christina and her husband are home recovering.



Nancy Flory is an associate editor at The Stream. You can follow her @NancyFlory3, and follow The Stream @Streamdotorg.


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