James Corden, host of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, was raised as a Christian and attended church in the U.K. But seven years ago, after a season of partying, loneliness, and heartbreak, he experienced a life-changing moment.
“The person I had become wasn’t the person I wanted to be,” (British tabloid, Daily Mail). “I was lost and needed to find myself.”
In the midst of his despair, his Christian parents showed up unannounced. “I felt embarrassed that they were seeing me like this . . . My dad just stood up and walked to where I was, and he just put his arms round me and said ‘You’ve just got to get through this, son.’
“I started to cry. [His dad] said, ‘I’m going to say a prayer for you. It will be all right, but you can’t carry on like this, and only you can decide what happens now.’ Dad said a prayer as he kissed my forehead and Mum came over and joined the hug.”
“When they left later on, Dad turned to me and said, ‘You’ve so much to be thankful for, James. I know it’s been a tricky year, but you can’t carry on like this.’”
That was the turning point.
Now married and a father with a successful career, James is not the young actor once known for his wild lifestyle. Prayer—the world’s greatest life-changer.