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Neile's Hometown Heroes: Muskogee man answers community's prayer requests

On any given day, you can find Jordan Howard hanging out in Muskogee waiting and hoping he can offer comfort via prayer. (KTUL)

It's the holiday season and for many that means a time to get out in the hustle and bustle and buy things for loved ones.

But, for a man in Muskogee, it's no different than any other time of year. And he says he has a gift for you that's free.

On any given day, you can find Jordan Howard hanging out in Muskogee waiting and hoping he can offer comfort via prayer.

He says he doesn't want money, he's not pushing people to join his church and "I'm not a nut."

Sometimes he says things gets busy.

"When you get a line of two or three cars just waiting for you to pray. Your doubt is definitely changed," said Howard.

On the day we caught up with him there was no line, but soon a request came in from a young girl who wanted Howard to pray for her daddy.

Mother, child and Howard held hands and bowed their heads together as he led a special prayer just for them.

As he finished the prayer, no traffic didn't stop, the sea didn't part and water didn't turn to wine. But a family got a little more support thanks to a stranger on a street corner with an idea.

"Every single car passing you on the street is going through a different problem. Everyone has their own story," said Howard.

For him, it's a simple concept all about making a difference, a little time with strangers offering hope for a better tomorrow. And he's not just there in the moment, Howard keeps in touch with those who need him most.

"I give them my phone number, and sure I have a lot of people calling me now, but the thing is that's what I'm here for that's what a Pastor is supposed to do and not just sit and preach every Sunday," he said.

Yes, he works and ministers through his church, but during the week he is out here on the street with a message.

"If you hang on to God, he'll hang on to you. That's all there is to faith even though it seems a little easier said than done. Know that God is always listening," said Howard.

If you want to pray with Howard, he usually posts his prayer locations on his Facebook page. He says all are welcome.

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