Despite everything, he didn't want to hurt her. He silently prayed the impossible.
Sometime later, after lovemaking, her husband broke through the door. Yelling ensued. The husband shot them both.
Before dying, he remembered his prayer.
Around this time, his wife had chest pains. She didn't want to bother him at work or call an ambulance. She lay on the couch. She never woke up.
His prayer was answered.