• Guess that landmark: Praying Hands

    By: Megan McClellan

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    Quick Facts:

    • The Praying Hands are the largest bronze sculpture in the world
    • When they were put up in 1981, cars lined up driving bumper to bumper to get a glimpse of the hands
    • The hands were paid partially by a woman with a son whose arm and hand were severed in an accident but re-attached

     

    The Praying Hands are located in South Tulsa at the entrance to Oral Roberts University. They are the largest bronze sculpture in the world at 60 feet high.

    In 1981, the Praying Hands were put up in front of what was The City of Faith. It was a huge media event with cars lining up and driving bumper to bumper to just get a look at the hands.

    Stephanie Hill with ORU tells FOX23 that the hands were partially paid for by a woman with a special connection. She had a son that lost his arm and hand during an accident, but thankfully they were re-attached and completely healed. The son was even able to use the hand after the accident. The woman credits medicine and prayer for his recovery.

     

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