It was late, Gwen and the children were asleep, and I was sitting in front of the set watching the Late Show… How much time do I spend in front of that screen each night? I wondered. A couple of hours, at least. What would happen, Lord, if I sold that TV set and spent that time praying? I was the only one in the family who ever watched TV anyway.
What would happen if I spent two hours every single night in prayer? It was an exhilarating idea. Substitute prayer for television, and see what happened…
My life has not be the same since.
David Wilkerson (19th May 1931 – 27th April, 2011) – The Cross and The Switchblade.