I sat with a man in his seventies at the coffee shop this afternoon. The topic of our conversation became God. He has lived an extremely hard life and was steeped in Roman Catholicism in his earlier days. He has also dabbled in spiritism and simply believes that life is in the “now” only. He looks at all religions as fairy tales. When he asked me how I can truly know that this Christianity and the Bible is true, I told him about the Holy Spirit and the regeneration or born again experience. He said that he has heartedly sought out God, had many priests and pastors who prayed for him, and he has never had any such encounter or even experience. I asked him at the end of our conversation if I could pray for him. I further told him that my prayer for him is to ask the Father to make Himself manifest in his life in a powerful, supernatural, undeniable way. I told him to expect this. As I have gotten to know this man, I have a love and compassion for him. I have chosen to not doubt my request and prayer regardless of the “feelings of doubt” that want to trickle up. I told the man to text me or call and to keep his eyes open. Would you agree with me in this prayer for Gabriel?
Andrew R. Magee
Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: (318) 487-7778