I broke down and cried. I felt so hopeless and useless for the first time, and I prayed. For the first time ever I really prayed.
I ended up discovering a bingo website which became addictive... Before long we had no money to pay the bills! I became so depressed, but also scared in case my secret came out.
Jim’s Story: “I don’t need the drugs or the drink, or whatever else comes with it. All I need is God.”
“I used to take a lot of drugs and was always going to clubs and raves all over the country . . . I still never had any peace.”
“I heard the story of Jesus dying on the cross, though He was innocent of any crime. I wondered why He had not proclaimed that innocence.”
“My supervisor would know where to find me if I was not at my desk. Being a Christian, Jan prayed for me and with me on those occasions in the toilet. At first I found it uneasy because my conception of God and prayer was that it happened in a special place like a temple, church or in front of an altar.”
"Through the Bible and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I have learnt that I can take steps to make amends for my reckless actions by following the Bible and living a selfless life with integrity."
If I’m struggling to pray, I like reading the prayers at the bottom of the page for even more encouragement.
“My thoughts about God were: be as alright as you can with people and carry on through life on your own understanding.”