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Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner says she’s witnessed “literal miracles” and is on a “divine assignment” from the Lord to tell others what she has seen and heard.

Faulkner was born into a Christian home in October of 1965, where, at a very young age, her mother knew she had more than just a knack for talking. She had a gift, and it has served her for as long as she can remember, even leading her to think she had a future in litigation at one point.

“My parents were very strong in their faith,” Faulkner said. “[M]y father was at war more than once; he was a combat pilot in Vietnam, two tours. It was my mom and me for a while when I was little. And as young as I can remember — probably about two, maybe three — mom taught me how to pray.”

Faulkner’s mom instilled in her young daughter a deep-seated gratitude, teaching her to praise God “over anything that gives you sustenance, whether it’s your food, the people in your life who love you and support you” and to do so “without ceasing,” as the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:17.

At around six years old, Faulkner knew she had the “gift of gab” and needed to figure out two things: How to use it and make sure she constantly thanked God for it.

“According to my mom, I never stopped talking,” Faulkner said cheekily. “[My mother] would tell me specifically — even more than my father — ‘there’s something about the way that you speak that’s tied to God’s gift. I don’t know what it is, but when you speak, people listen, even at your little age.’”

Faulkner reflected on it, too, noting she noticed in herself an “ability” to tell stories “in a really compelling way.” “Many people thought as I got older, ‘You’re gonna make a great attorney,’ so I took the LSAT, and I thought that’s what I wanted to do,” she said. “But it wasn’t. They talk a lot, too. But what [my gift] was tied to was giving a voice to people who didn’t think they were being heard. And it’s ironic now, with all the politics going on, I feel like there’s even a bigger calling to do that.”

Over the years, Faulkner has noticed a shift in culture — a turn away from faith in God. Survey after survey shows the percentage of Americans identifying as Christian is dropping precipitously, and the number of people saying they don’t believe in anything is increasing. That cultural repositioning fits right into what Faulkner sees as her “divine assignment.

“I’m called to be a witness,” the news anchor said. “I was not called to proselytize and lead a flock— I follow in that sense — but I am a leader in the field of communication. The idea that, over the years, I’ve collected all these testimonies, and the lightbulb just comes on after a while. I have been called to witness. People may wonder, ‘Well, how does a news anchor get into talking about her faith? Do those two things go together?’ Well, in this instance, they do because I’ve witnessed literal miracles through people’s testimonies. I can pass that on.”

That passion motivated Faulkner’s new book, “Faith Still Moves Mountains: Miraculous Stories of the Healing Power of Prayer,” published on November 15 by Fox News Books. In the book, the Fox News host revisits some of the most powerful, faith-based stories from her career in journalism, retelling them with prayer at the center.

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