Long prayer helps
Blissfully unaware that the FBI was lying in wait to seize him, Bishop Lyle Jeffs, brother of notorious FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs, was calmly presiding over a church service. Eyes surely rolled when he called upon one Jim Allred to offer the invocation. Allred had a reputation for interminable prayers, and this one was no exception. So it was that, when FBI agents stormed in, Allred was not yet even halfway through his drone. FLDS members beseeched the agents for time to finish their prayer. This befuddled and delayed the agents and gave Lyle just enough time to escape.
Lyle could have asked anyone to offer that prayer. If you think that his feeling inspired to call on Brother Allred wasn’t a miracle, then no other instance of serendipity, coincidence, or dumb luck is likely to convince you, either.
For details, see this story in The Salt Lake Tribune.