Lottery Prayer Is Answered
Lottery winner's son finds religion
- Duration 4:03
- Date May 29, 2011
Lottery winner's son finds religion
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-- -- listen to this story New York man's faith in god has been restored all thanks to a dollar.
And a -- it's Al Goodman says he was a non believer until he prayed for his mom to win the Lotto.
And she did say Al Goodman joins us now along with his million dollar.
Mother Gloria event to be nice to see this morning welcome the misuse -- assist -- story's unbelievable case of sell you'll.
You were nonbelievers -- -- slash agnostic is that right yeah and you why you grew up Catholic though you've been Catholic my life and it just didn't rub off on you.
Now I just never felt that inside.
Now I mean I took what my mom said he's dying -- -- play when I would -- or something.
I just didn't feel the face inside that I -- other people -- -- -- used to say to him when he would leave the house that day.
When he would -- I would say god bless you and he -- don't dump lest we don't blessing I didn't been found Hollywood -- on him when he's sleeping.
Wanna make up I want my question what's in -- the -- did you lose something on with sleeping.
-- I didn't know.
-- do about it ahead.
And ribbons and -- what what about it it didn't connect with you you grew up going to church you were had confirmed you went to church every Sunday but what about it with you didn't connect with you.
I just didn't feel it like you know I didn't feel anything inside bans.
You know looking at the world is -- was not necessarily the bad and the good I just couldn't really see how.
We would be special you know as human race just really want and you know higher power something like you needed some sort of physical affirmation that this was -- You you tell your mom something the other day to pray for her.
As it relates to winning the lottery tell me exactly what the prayer was well it wasn't a prayer when we were sitting down we -- theological discussion and towards the end of discussion I was wondering -- she's for a million dollars and she said it doesn't work like that you can ask for more than you need.
-- and not only provide you now for you what you need so it's okay college she's from million dollars for you.
Jesus give my -- million dollars or should it doesn't work like that you can't do that I -- well if he wants him to believe they'll do it.
Eight -- -- you know facetious when I said he you know this -- no serious challenge to and Gloria what happened after he made that made that prayer -- Question to Jesus.
All the following day I was I went to a Chinese auction and they have one of the prizes was a lottery -- There was 48 -- -- tickets on it and I was lucky enough to win the lottery -- I got blood and you will they gave me the tickets at -- from Holland that night when I stretch it one of them was a million dollar winner and I went on the number that was his birthday number thirteen come off number.
Had and that's -- making that up that listen.
You want on his birthday number for a dollar and it was a specifically a million dollars of which you have -- -- now that you.
Now out of this experience has happened to you.
And your mom is -- multi it is now millionaire winner what do you feel inside you feel any differently now.
Com console trying to work out exactly how I feel you know going twenty years without going to church and without believing -- -- -- here now on miracle happens you know take some adjusting on mine and I went to church last week for the first time in my -- when he is.
-- kind of my way of saying thank you don't.
You know to Jesus and god will see signs don't we we seeing signs or right now in Joplin Missouri -- -- one one cross remaining after church has been destroyed we that we look for these symbols and we see them and it's the could be God's way of saying something to us.
It was much more than I cited less so for the first homicide of Bible study that -- the Bible study was held I had so -- at a prayer out -- what we wanted.
Every week I pray that he'd be he's -- -- open up to Jesus in the Lloyd and -- since Sunday two days before when the million dollars I gave him.
To god -- in my -- -- this Sunday at the -- and I prayed that god we can't you know help him believe in him and -- had -- two days before this happened unbelievable and that's I -- is really a miracle from god my prayers were answered his medical advances.
What more do you need I mean I guess Gloria Gloria pretty self thank you so much and that's it for having absolutely and now you're a millionaire and you're -- -- -- today thanks.
-- that no one told you.