Pastors often prepare their sermons around holidays, but Pastor Robert Morris of the Gateway Church in the Dallas-Fort Worth area made an extraordinary assertion on Mother's Day, May 8, (video below).
Morris revealed that his prayer was able to make an infertile woman pregnant, an announcement he also made in 2015, notes Christian psychologist and blogger Warren Throckmorton, who originally flagged the video and reported the transcript:
I do want to pray over a specific group of ladies. I do this nearly every Mother’s Day. And that is, if you want to have a child. And the reason I do this is for some reason God has blessed this prayer when I pray it. And I don’t even know why or understand it.
I was getting my hair cut a while back [...] and there was this lady, I overheard her talking about miscarriages and not being able to have a child and she’d been praying for 12 or 13 years or something.
And I just got so burdened so I just went over to her and she got up at the same time I got up and I said, "I'm sorry to overhear your conversation, but I’m [the] pastor of a church, and would you mind if I pray for you?"
And so I prayed for her right there in the salon. And she started coming to the church. She got saved. Her family got saved. And her husband, and they started coming to small group and she had a baby.
And what's amazing is, I was getting my haircut there again today, and we were talking about that and they said, "Robert, we have people that ask to get their haircut in that wing of the salon. They're trying to have a baby, and they get pregnant. And then we’ve had employees that say, 'Can I transfer to that wing of the salon?' And they get pregnant. So, I’m going to pray for you now. You don’t have to get your hair cut there, it is a good place..."
Morris went on to say how much he understood how infertility was a painful subject for women, but insisted that his prayer could help impregnate them.
The Gateway Church website states: "It begins with our vision to see people saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered, and serving. Everything we do revolves around those seven things. And it all starts with our weekend services."