Senior skip day turned from celebratory to frightening to praise-worthy for two Florida teens last month.

Best friends since the fourth grade, Christ Church Academy of Jacksonville students Tyler Smith and Heather Brown were swimming off of Vilano Beach, near St. Augustine, on Thursday, April 18, when they realized they may not make it back to shore, Fox News reported.

The 17-year-old college-bound students became stranded about two miles off the coastline for two hours, but then they began to pray.

“I cried out, 'if you really do have a plan for us, like, come on. Just bring something,'” Smith told Fox 30 News.

Their prayers were answered with an amen -- literally.

A boat named “The Amen” was sailing from Delray Beach to New Jersey and heard the teens.

Stranded in the middle of the ocean, two#Florida teens began to pray. A God send, in the form of a boat, the Amen. Their incredible story of survival on@ActionNewsJax tune in at 6:00pic.twitter.com/RsdS61VMcZ

— Bridgette Matter (@bridgetteANjax)April 30, 2019

"Over all the wind, waves, and engines, we thought we heard a desperate scream," Captain Eric Wagner told the local station. "Exhausted and near the end, the boy told me he called out for God's help. Then we showed up."

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When Captain Wagner told the teens the name of the vessel, they cried. "The young couple was gracious and grateful to us and to God. It was the latter all along."

Smith agreed.

“There's no way that it wasn't Him," the student told Fox News.

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