I am sure that I have many Facebook and Twitter friends who wonder why I post Emergency prayer requests for certain people and not for others. I wanted to take a blog post and let people know why I do this and help explain why I pray that way sometimes for people. I am trying to pray and listen to the Holy Spirit every day of my life. Facebook for me is a great way to see what people are up to in their lives but also to see the needs of people I have known through the years. I normally know when I get a “check” in my spirit and feel a need to post something going on in someone’s life that needs an extra dose of prayer and encouragement. That is why I will do a Facebook post for them. There are so many things that I hear about through Facebook Friend Prayer Day on Tuesdays. I could be posting emergency prayer requests all day! Its not that I am trying to play favorites but that the people I post on my feed for prayer are ones that I feel like God has prompted me to raise visibility of their need. When I see needs on Facebook I pray for them so I am getting prayer to really anyone who posts a need. But I need to stay obedient to God when I feel like the Holy Spirit wants me to get more people praying than just myself. I don’t feel like I am the “determiner” of what is more or less important but I am only doing what I feel God wants me to do. You will always notice that I say on prayer days that I will AGREE with you in prayer. This is not that I will pray for something and then the “magic will happen” because it’s not about me. It’s about God and his power and mercy being exhibited in people’s lives. I really want Facebook and Twitter to be vehicles to touch more people than I can on a daily basis living in Denver. Emergency prayer requests are just another way of helping people see that Facebook is not about posting what you had for lunch or vacation photos (although sometimes those things are appropriate :). It’s about doing something for someone else at their point of need. Jesus did that for us 2000 years ago by dying on a cross for our sins. Which was the ultimate “Facebook Friend Emergency Prayer” for each of us. Have a great rest of the week.
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Author of "Holy Crap; Finding God's Presence in your Pain" and General Manager of Rocky Mountain CTN and striving to break the mold of what is known as Christian Television. Yep. The term "Holy Crap" and "Christian Television" in the same paragraph. Sounds just about right for my life. View all posts by 7holycrap