(CBS News) Charles Shelton awoke about 3 a.m. with a strong feeling that he should pray.
He left his bed and went downstairs to sit on a couch where he prayed for his West Side neighborhood and those addicted to drugs. He asked for God's healing presence.
Shelton, who recently installed a surveillance system around his home, felt drawn to a monitor where he saw a gigantic and brilliant ball of light. It passed through a window and a wall, filling the entire room with its presence. A thinner film of light that could be seen on its sides fluttered like wings.
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"I was astonished," Shelton said. "The Lord revealed to me that this was his angel and his presence."