Opportunity to have your miracle story featured on Hallow!
Given how many folks have found inspiration from the new Daily Miracle meditations on Hallow, we’d love to continue to add new stories after Easter and throughout the year, but we need your help!
Over the past few years, one of the most awe-inspiring parts of getting to work on the Hallow mission has been hearing from you all the stories of God’s miraculous power in your lives. We’ve heard stories of lives being saved through prayer, addictions overcome, mental or physical illnesses healed, and countless more. This is what we need your help with. As the continuation of the Daily Miracle series on Hallow we want to help you to share your stories.
In this new series, for the first time ever, you’ll have the opportunity to send in recordings or written scripts for us to feature as a part of the Daily Miracle on Hallow. Your story will be shared with millions around the world to help inspire faith and hope in God in our lives.
If you’d like to share a story of God intervening in your life, please submit a recording or written script of your story to us using this form here. Please see more details and instructions below.
More Details on How to Craft Your Story
Steps to record
- Please choose a story in your life about a miracle or about God’s intervention – it can be anything from God healing someone after prayer, a particularly powerful moment in prayer or a vision, a prayer that was answered, a moment of surrender, or anything that you think could inspire faith and hope in others
- Outline and craft the story – please try to structure it in a way with a clear beginning, middle and end. Start with a bit about the time and setting before the miracle, build to a climax that is the miracle or intervention, and then close with the effect that it had on your life and others. It should be about 3-8 minutes in length. See an example below.
- Record the script – record in a quiet place, ideally using wired headphones as the microphone or some other high-quality microphone. Please open by introducing yourself with your name, where you live, and how long you’ve been a Hallow member. If you’d rather keep it anonymous that’s completely okay, just share how long you’ve been a member. An easy way to record will be just with the voice memo app (instructions here) on your phone.
- [or] Write a script – recording is preferred, but if you’d rather write and have our guides record the story that is okay too. Just simply submit the text of the story in the form above.
- Submit – fill out this form here. Enter your name, email, and a brief description of yourself. You can keep anonymous if you’d like. Upload your file or written script directly to the form and click submit.
Sample Story #1
Hello, my name is Kyle and this is my miracle story.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
After our first two children, it seemed like we wouldn’t be able to have any more. After over four years of waiting, God still had not given us a third child and we really wanted more.
Around this time, we went on a pilgrimage to Rome. On October 22, we went to a Church called Sant’ Agostino at the Madonna del Parto which was a favorite prayer spot of John Paul II. It’s a common tradition for those who struggle to conceive to pray here and many people come back to give thanks. In fact, the walls are covered with pictures of babies from those whose prayers have been answered.
Shortly after our time at Sant’ Augustino, we found out that we were expecting. We were overjoyed. The even more incredible part is that my wife delivered the baby on October 22, the feast of John Paul II, exactly one year later from when we prayed.
When we prayed at Sant’ Agostino, we promised to come back to give thanks if God answered our prayers and we did so on March 24. During our time in the Church, we asked for another child. It has been over three years since our last one.
Later on, my wife sat me down and told me that she was pregnant. I looked at the date and couldn’t believe it – it was March 24th. She told me she was pregnant one year to the date that we prayed for another child at Sant’ Agostino.
God truly works in mysterious ways and sometimes really wants to make his providence known in our lives. God is so good. And our children have been such a clear reminder of this in our own lives.
Sample Story #2
Hello, my name is Joe and this is my miracle story.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
A few years ago my wife’s cousin was struggling with depression and drug abuse. He was in his 20s and had been struggling for a long time. And then, he went missing. His family was looking everywhere for him and couldn’t find him. They searched his house and his neighborhood but couldn’t find him anywhere. They tracked his credit cards to try to find out any sort of clue about his location, but nothing showed up.
At this point, the only thing the family could do was prayed. My wife and I sat down and prayed the rosary for her cousin and for his safe return.
Ten minutes after we prayed, we heard they found him.
In the middle of rural Texas, a man was driving to work. During his drive, he felt a strong urge from the Lord to pull off the road and drive down a dirt road that he’d never driven on before. On this dirt road, he found my wife’s cousin who was about to end his life. The man talked him out of it and connected him with his family.
He’s now back home with his family and receiving rehab. It totally changed the way our family looked at pray and the power of God in our lives.
Sample Story #3
In 2009, Bonnie Engstrom was expecting her third child. As her due date approached, everything was going smoothly. Like she did with her other children, Bonnie decided to give birth at home with a midwife. On June 16, 2010 she went into labor. Everything went smoothly for several hours but as the baby began to pass through the birth canal, they realized the umbilical cord had developed into a knot. Oxygen was cut off to the child. Upon arrival, tragically, the baby didn’t move and didn’t cry. He had no pulse. He was stillborn.
Bonnie and her friend present at the birth immediately began to ask Fulton Sheen to pray for the baby. Archbishop Fulton Sheen lived from 1895 to 1979. He was ordained a priest in 1919, and was well known for his television show, Life Is Worth Living, for which he won an Emmy. Bonnie had long been a fan of Archbishop Sheen’s who had grown up in the same area of Illinois as her.
While Bonnie and her friend prayed, the midwife gave the baby CPR, and the family called 911.
When the paramedics came to the house, they confirmed that the baby had no sign of a heartbeat.
They rushed him to the hospital. Upon arrival, the child still had no pulse.
Using a sonogram, the child’s heart still showed no movement.
The doctors asked that the baby receive five more minutes of care before declaring him dead.
After this time, the team took their hands off of the child.
And it was then… at this moment… after 61 minutes without oxygen…that his heart started beating.
No one can live without oxygen for 61 minutes, especially a newborn baby. The doctors expected severe organ failure. They didn’t know how long he would live, maybe a night or a weekend, but they believed he certainly wouldn’t make it a week. And yet, the child continued to progress. While promising, the Engstroms were told that the best-case scenario would be that their child would have an extreme form of cerebral palsy. He would be blind, and never be able to walk, talk, or feed himself.
The requests for Archbishop Sheen’s intercession continued. Bonnie, who kept a blog, wrote on the day of his birth that if the child lived it would be the sole result of the intercession of Archbishop Sheen. Soon hundreds of people from around the world began to pray for the child.
Defying all odds, the child continued to grow and improve. To this day, against all scientific explanation, the child has developed normally and shows no signs of his traumatic beginnings. His name is James Fulton Engstrom, named after his intercessor. In 2019, Pope Francis approved this occurrence as a miracle with attribution to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Venerable Fulton Sheen is now on the path to sainthood.
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