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POSTED: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 1:31pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 11:12am

If you've ever questioned the power of prayer, watching the video of Charlotte Hall as a huge tornado begins to form over her home in Ezel, Kentucky might change your mind.

Hall watched as the massive cloud formed Friday.

"As it got larger and larger that's when I began to pray," said Hall.

What passed over her house, ripping the porch away, was just the beginning of a monster of a storm that would churn into an EF3 tornado.

"It would lift and come back down and I just kept praying," said Hall, who she says she knew better than to stay there, but there was no fear.

She refused to leave until the cloud did.

"I've been through many storms in my life, and I was like, 'Okay God, you're gonna take this.' And I knew he would," she said.

But Hall's prayer could only do so much.

The storm moved into nearby West Liberty, where Hall was born and raised, and marked a deadly chapter in the small town's history, killing six people.

"I had no idea it was gonna go into that town, but I've been praying for them every night," said Hall. "The loss is beyond comprehension."

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What about all the others who were praying to be spared, but were not? Does God pick and choose?

No...God had nothing to do with that. The thief (devil) comes to steal kill and destroy and God comes that we might have life and have it more abuntantly. John 10:10. We hold the keys toour own destany and perhaps some people were not saved....perhaps some has chose to live life wrong. Not as God would have them live. When we live like "hell" we cant expect God to protect us. Evene though He loves us, sometimes he has to stand back and let us dig our own ditch (so to speak).

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