Recently my friend and I had a really deep conversation about evolution, and he managed to beat me (heh heh) so I still have some learning to do.
But one of the things he mentioned to me (and we were really getting deep and personal here) was that he wasn’t willing to believe that there is a God, because he was afraid of the chance of this being a dead end to life. He valued the fact that I wanted him to know about God, but he needed something from God, something to show that he’s there, in order to start following.
I asked him if he ever prayed, and he replied that he did, but it was mainly things that he desperately wanted, like a a social life, friends, a good family, etc.
And I told him what I felt when I pray to God, I pray to Him for Him, because when I find out who he is, I find that I want to know more and more, and that in itself sustains me.
So I told him if he ever has the time, read the Gospel of John and pray for God, not for what you want out of Him, but that you want to know who He is, and if He’s there.
Sorry if this is a long story, but I wanted to give the full context as much as possible.
Here’s my prayer request:
Please pray that my friend actually comes to the Gospel, and that when he reads and prays, that God may reveal Himself to him.
Please pray that I may be able to receive the skills to do Apologetics, because I feel called to become an Apologist, and I feel this thirst for knowledge in order to defend my faith and Love God with all my mind, and wish to enjoy being with Him more and more and more and more and more.
And please pray for me to remain patient in this time. Maybe my friend never comes to the faith, maybe he does , but I don’t want to give up on this guy and never say that I didn’t try.
Pray that God gives me the strength to go through the humiliation if my friend was just there to mock me in the first place, and that in some way, whether my friend comes to the faith or not, that God may use this time to shape me into His image.
Please pray that I never lose my faith for the Father, and that He will help me in my doubts and seasons of suffering.
All I can give is his first name: