Teens Take Prayers to New Heights

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Ten private planes will be circling over Ohio this afternoon filled with people praying for the state’s 11 million residents. “You see rows and rows of houses, and you know they are full of people you are praying for,” says Samantha Ciminillo, 18, a member of Teens for Christ. It’s one way to get closer to God, who occasionally comes down to earth, but spends most of His time sitting on clouds, ordering angels around, His beard blowing in the wind.

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