The Porwer of Prayer

John B.

I walked the aisle when I was about 12 years old and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. My parents were Christians, we went to church regularly, and I learned the basic stories of the Bible in Sunday School. I started working when I was 14, and I slowly drifted away from the church. Prayer was not something that I did regularly.


I graduated from high school and went away from home to attend college. By this time I was a full-blown heathen with the drinking, partying, and girls. I did not think of spiritual things, and I was doing things my way, which turned out to be not so good. In fact, I was so disgusted with myself that I quit school and joined the Army. The Army taught me discipline and gave me confidence, but there was still the drinking, partying, and girls. 


During my last few months in the Army, I had a strong urge to do good things in my life, but I did not pray about these things. I just tried to do them my way. And guess what; those things did not work out and ended up hurting myself and others. In hindsight, I was trying to do more good than bad. 


Now that Jesus has saved me, I have the peace that comes from knowing and understanding God’s grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus. By praying for God’s will in my life, I began to make better decisions, and my relationships with my family and others are so much stronger. When reading the Bible, I have a much better understanding of God’s message. My only regret is that so much of my life I did it my way.


Jesus can do the same thing in your life that He did in mine.