Eric Clapton



Eric Clapton, In the Presence of the Lord The bluesman has been haunted by God through his early years, his born-again period, and his recovery. John Powell | posted 4/09/2008 08:00AM

interesting article in Christianity Today In his autobiography,


Clapton elaborates on the beginnings of his prayer life — that 1987 rock-bottom moment at the rehab treatment center. "I was in complete despair," Clapton wrote.

"In the privacy of my room, I begged for help. I had no notion who I thought I was talking to, I just knew that I had come to the end of my tether

… and, getting down on my knees, I surrendered. Within a few days I realized that … I had found a place to turn to, a place I'd always known was there but never really wanted, or needed, to believe in.

From that day until this, I have never failed to pray in the morning, on my knees, asking for help, and at night, to express gratitude for my life and, most of all, for my sobriety. I choose to kneel because I feel I need to humble myself when I pray, and with my ego, this is the most I can do. If you are asking why I do all this, I will tell you … because it works, as simple as that."


John Powell is associate professor of history at Oklahoma Baptist University.
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