Elizabeth's father, Ed Smart, told reporters, "We just got on our knees in the police conference room and prayed and thanked God for this miracle."
Tom Smart, an uncle of Elizabeth's, noted, "Absolutely, it's a miracle. We've always believed miracles exist....I don't think any little girl was prayed for more in the history of the world."
Many members of Beliefnet offered heartfelt prayers for the young girl after her disappearance. Here is one of the most active prayer circles set up for Elizabeth.
We invite you to add your expressions of gratitude for her safe return.
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