I’m a devout Catholic 10th grader in a very secular public high school and I’ve been doing my best to evangelize in my daily school life. With the aid of Divine intervention, I have recently had a great success.
My dear best friend whom I first met when we were 4 years old accepted God a few days ago. He grew up in a nonreligious household. It wasn’t an anti-religious household, just one that never really discussed religion. Most of his childhood he still believed in God though. Slowly he drifted towards agnosticism, and the past couple years became full-on atheist. The past year I’ve been praying for God to reveal himself to him. The day after Christmas I specifically dedicated all of my daily prayers to asking God to reveal Himself to my friend.
Then something truly miraculous happened:
A few days later my friend said something really big happened. He said he was taking a walk by himself in the woods after a day of hunting and all of the sudden he felt everything make sense to him. He was thinking about life on his walk and all of the sudden he just knew God was there. He dropped down and prayed for the first time in years. When he told me about this I was in awe. We then spent about an hour talking about life and I explained to him all the rational arguments for faith. When I finally told him that I specifically asked God to reveal Himself to him only days before, he was totally convinced.
This also reinforced my own faith. I’ve been having a rough patch in my life the past few months and I asked God for a sign to let me know He is still with me. And He gave me that sign!
Please pray for my friend and me that our faith in God will grow stronger and please pray to help us recognize Him in all things. Thank you and God bless you all!
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.” [1Chronicles 16:34]