Pray saves gran's life

A CHEDDAR woman survived a heart attack without calling an ambulance after members of her church group prayed for her.

A CHEDDAR woman survived a heart attack without calling an ambulance after members of her church group prayed for her.

Barbara Upton made a miraculous recovery after people in the church group laid their hands on the 69-year-old and respected her wishes that an ambulance was not called.

A week later Barbara's GP confirmed she had had a heart attack after carrying out some tests.

Barbara, who has suffered angina attacks before, had not been at the meeting in the village very long before she started to feel ill.


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She said: "I tried my glycerol trinitrate spray that I use three times, but it wasn't working.

"It felt like a Sumo wrestler was sat on my chest and the whole of my body was in a cold sweat.

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"Then I saw a beautiful angelic being by the side of me and I felt the presence of the Lord.

"The angel held a bow and arrow and he fired one straight into a black hole, which I knew was the enemy camp."

Barbara says during the whole experience she felt like two separate people, one who was in pain and the other who was watching the scene unfold.

The Cheddar resident said: "I knew in my own head I was having a heart attack. I saw a bible open in front of me with the word Job written on it, and I knew I was being attacked by the enemy. I saw the pages start turning and saw the words 'no one can pluck you from my hand'."

After about 40 minutes she started to feel better and even drove home from the meeting.

When Barbara saw her doctor he asked her if the group had prayed for her when he found out she had suffered the attack at a prayer meeting. When she said 'yes', he replied: "Go back and tell your church it worked.

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