It was a particularly cold night on outreach last week when we came across Brian. It was our first time meeting Brian – who informed us he would be sleeping outside that night. I shivered at the thought – I was freezing cold and had only been outside for about half an hour. We offered him things to help him stay warm – gloves, a hat, a sleeping bag, a cup of hot chocolate.
But Brian said “You know what would help keep me warm? A prayer. Would you pray with me?”
We knelt down with Brian as he led us in prayer. He thanked God for His love, and all He has done for Brian. He then asked God for help to overcome his addiction.
Brian thanked us for our prayers, and we told him we would continue to pray.
If you’re reading this, say a prayer for Brian.