During the Civil Rights era, there was an elderly woman who became separated from the March from Selma to Montgomery, and was cornered by a couple of racist thugs in someone's yard. They said they were going to "teach her her place" with a beating.
She told them she could not resist them, but asked if she could pray for them before they began. The two men, somewhat stunned, agreed.
She knelt down, closed her eyes, and prayed that God would "bless these two men, who are so obviously burdened with such terrible pain."
When she opened her eyes, they turned and walked away.