Virgil Bell was homeless for 17 years and felt called by God as an apostle to learn to love everyone and anyone. If you’re in Waco, you know Virgil as the “praying man” who usually holds up his prayer staffs over I35 and other intersections asking for God’s presence and blessing in people’s lives. As a homeless person Virgil prayed over law enforcement who would then help protect him on the city streets.
Virgil says “I believe God can use anything He wants to use. God uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.” He continues, “I often pray, ‘God do what you want to do, you know what your people need. Just let them hear your voice.”
Each prayer staff has a unique prayer tag. The prayer staffs photos are in order starting from 1 - 21.