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Photo Credit: Abbie Young
Photo Credit: Abbie Young
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Worshippers from over forty countries pray for young Christian woman to wake up from coma

by Chantalle Edmunds

Prayers are continuing 24 hours a day for a young Christian woman from Bath who suffered a brain haemorrhage almost two weeks ago.

Doctors told the family of Hannah Montagu that she had just days to show improvement otherwise they would start end of life care.

Hannah is now breathing without a ventilator, in short bursts, although her family said she remains "deeply unconscious" in a coma.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, Hannah's family hadn't been able to visit her in hospital. Her sister Abbie Young said all they felt they could do was pray and invited people to join in.

A 24/7 prayer rota was set up, which is continuing to attract Christians, from far and wide.

"We counted around 40 different countries are praying, which is as much as we know, we think there could be many more praying across the Globe. We've had people come on the Zoom from Germany, from Ghana, and we've had people come and share their testament of similar things happening and being healed. So, it's so encouraging. It's just so encouraging," Hannah's sister Abbie told Premier.

"We think over 575 slots are taken. And we're not sure how many people that is, but like a lot of people. And we are also meeting 10am and 8pm every day on a kind of a community prayer meeting on Zoom, which we open to anybody who come and pray for Hannah, we just declare life of her and it's just been honestly like, like a meal for our family twice a day where we go into that and sometimes have heavy hearts, but we come out of it full of faith. 

"It's honestly, just the meetings themselves have just been so powerful. And it's a movement of God, but for sure in prayer 100 per cent."

Another of Hannah's sisters, Ellie, said that the family had been put on loudspeaker in Hannah's hospital room on Thursday so she could hear their voices.

"We spoke to her again on speakerphone this morning and told her about all of you who are praying for her," Ellie wrote on Facebook.

"She's breathing on her own now without a ventilator, which is in short, short doses. But we're looking to go kind of full amount, which is incredible. And that is a miracle, seeing as where we were a few weeks ago, but the doctors are concerned because she's not showing much sign of movement. And it's not consistent movements. So, we have some improvements. But it still is a very serious and quite concerning situation," Abbie told Premier.

As for what Hannah would think of all the prayers, Abbie said she wouldn't be able to believe all the support she's receiving and would be delighted,

"My gorgeous Hannah, she just would honestly, she would just be mortified at the attention because she cannot stand being the centre of attention. But I just think she loves the church. Hannah loves church.

"I think Covid the whole Covid situation for her was the most devastating thing for her - was the church community that she kind of felt like you lost. So her seeing the church come together and put all kinds of denominations and kind of politics aside and just come together as a family as one and pray would just light her up, it would mean the world to her."

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