Tim Tebow prayed for a fan.
Tim Tebow prayed for a fan. (Reuters)

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow's effective prayer for a fan suffering from a debilitating seizure sparked a social media frenzy Tuesday night. 

Tebow was signing autographs after his first baseball game as a Scottsdale Scorpion when a fan suddenly hit the ground and started convulsing uncontrollably. 

Tebow sprang into action and laid hands on the man, praying for his healing and comforting him until paramedics arrived.

The violent seizure reportedly stopped moments after Tebow prayed with him. The miraculous healing had many people take to social media expressing their amazement at the power of prayer.

Kari Van Horn tweeted, "Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW."

@danielkellybook took video and wrote, "My friend had a seizure at Mets game and Tebow prayed for him and stayed with him until paramedics arrived."

This is not the first time Tebow has prayed for the sick. Earlier this year he prayed for a fellow passenger who went into cardiac arrest on a plane. 

Tebow prayed with the dying man and comforted his wife while a physician worked to save his life. 

"I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation," one witness said.  

Not everyone took kindly to Tebow's actions. He faced a social media firestorm immediately after the incident, some condemning him for choosing to pray.

Reprinted with permission from CBN.com. Copyright The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc., All rights reserved.

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