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‘God’s Protection Is Real:’ Bullet fired into Kansas City home stopped by the Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer stopped a bullet that flew into a local 70-year-old woman’s house, in what could be described as an act of God.

Constance Effie of Kansas City, Kansas, says it’s a miracle she and her husband are alive after a bullet flew through her home.

She said they were sitting in their living room Saturday evening when a bullet tore through a wall, just above her head.

“All of a sudden ‘boom!’ Effie said in an interview with WDAF-TV. “I thought I was in a war zone because that was the loudest noise I ever heard.”

“I thought maybe our TV blew up.”

She added, “We looked all around and didn’t see a hole anywhere and I thought, ‘Look, that picture – the glass is all broken.’”

The picture was a framed metal plaque of the Lord’s Prayer.


Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.


Effie believes God blocked the bullet from hurting them.

“It hit and fell down behind the couch,” explained Effie. “But if it hadn’t had the metal there, it might’ve come on in and hit one of us.”

“It just means He is looking out after us,” Effie said.

Many on social media agreed:


Elizabeth Inman tweeted, “God’s protection is real.” 

“The Lord works in Mysterious Ways,” Derek Z. Wathen wrote on Facebook.  “He always said we were to Love His Law.”


The next morning, Effie was briefly hospitalized. The doctors said that Effie had a “stress heart attack but that it was a small one.”

“I was afraid. I kept thinking I don’t want any more shooting,” she said.

Gunshots are common where Effie lives. There is a bullet-riddled stop sign just down the street from her home.

“We’re lucky to be alive, and we’re happy,” Effie said. “We just hope and pray they understand not to do this anymore.”

Police are investigating the shooting.


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