Yes. Just that. Try praying. See what happens. Take a risk and see what God does. This little book just might revolutionise your life or the life of another.
For one week, give God something that weighs heavily on your mind. When you wake in the night, the first thing you think of is this situation. In those quiet moments, you're wondering, 'Is there a God?'
Trypraying. A little booklet that puts prayer in a really great way – practical, achievable, readable.
"By the time I was twenty my relationship with my mum had gone downhill and I had to leave home. I was angry and upset about this and missed my younger brother and sister.
I turned away from God and stopped believing in him. But I still carried a small cross around, as well as a trypraying booklet I'd picked up somewhere.
There were a couple of the stories hat stuck with me. They were both about men who didn't believe in God. I decided that whether God was real or not, I was going to pray regardless, especially that God would look after my siblings. This was a starting point for me.
The trypraying booklet had words written in it that a person could say to welcome Jesus into their life, so I said them.
Prayers from my childhood became an integral part of my thinking. I would find myself, as I still do, repeating them during the day. Things in my life began to get easier and I never forgot about the testimonies, though I didn't really understand them.
Then one night, while in my bed, I began to have a weird feeling. It was as if there was someone in my room pressing down on me. I don't believe in ghosts, but the flat I was living in, the previous tenant had died there - so feeling scared, I began to say the 'Our Father' prayer.
I closed my eyes and the inside of my mind lit up. I can only describe it the same as the black and white speckles that show on a TV when you take out the aerial; except that it was not black and white, but glittering gold. In the centre of what I could see, there was a cross and it began to pulsate. I remember being quite freaked out and asking, 'Who is it'?'
That was when the Lord spoke to me and said, 'Joe, it's me Jesus.'
I asked him what my life was about and he said that the purpose of my life was for love.
Then he let me feel his love and it washed over and filled my entire body. I started to cry because it was a feeling that I can in no way even give a glimmer in an email, but it left me with no doubt that Jesus Christ was God and that he existed. It was the most wonderful moment that I have ever had the privilege to experience, and I can say with an open and honest heart, that since that night, my life has never been the same.
I know that there is nothing that God cannot do. God communicates with me every day and is continuing to lead me through my life - until I finally get home, and won't have to go anywhere else - because I will be with him.
I know God loves me very much, and I am so grateful that he came to me in the way that he did. This is not to say that I feel, or have the right to feel, more special than anyone else.
Story in Joe's words. September 2017.