The Christian Post reported a story on March 13 that Pat Robertson, founder and chairman of the long-running "The 700 Club," claims he prayed for someone to get a million dollars, and the prayer was answered.
During each segment of the program, Robertson prays for the needs of viewers. In February he prayed that God would provide for someone in the viewing audience to receive a million dollars.
The 82-year-old evangelist stated on his show that someone identified as a businessman did get a check for a million dollars.
"The Lord gave me the other day a word of knowledge that somebody was getting a million dollars … Remember?
I talked to a businessman a couple days ago and he said, 'You know, you have that word?' I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'I'm just getting a check for $1.1 million from BP unexpectedly.' They just, his income went down at a particular point of time in the Gulf and they were paying off anybody who had a dip in income."
Robertson's prophetic prayer went like this:
"Just speak the word, touch people's lives. God is going to supply a million dollars. Somebody is praying right now, right this second you're praying for a million dollars.
God has said I have heard your prayer, I know your need and I'm going to supply the need that you've requested. It's done, in Jesus' name."
BP did announce earlier this month that the company would be establishing a settlement funding program for the benefit of New Orleans business owners who were affected by the 2010 Gulf oil spill.