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And through it all, Ms. Broadway said she drew inspiration from stories such as the life of John Newton, the British slave-ship captain whose conversion to Christian faith made him an abolitionist and the author of “Amazing Grace,” one of the world’s best-loved hymns.

So, it may not be too much of a stretch to imagine prayer could well turn the tide against what’s been called “the world’s oldest profession.”

Mark A. Kellner can be reached at mkellner@washingtontimes.com.