Right now it's all about finishing the web site. These things take longer than anyone wants but I guess that is the process, and if you don't give up along the way you know it must be worth doing. God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’ - Job
The idea is a very simple one, there is a story behind it but that can wait for now. The idea is to get 10 million Christians praying once a week for the same "thing". Sounds pretty simple right? Trouble is that many times we want to pray for what we want to pray for. That isn't saying that this is wrong, just that as humans we pray for the things that really affect us personally. This is for a directed time of prayer and at this point you really ought to read the story (coming soon!).
The main thrust is for Christians to come together in one accord for one specific prayer once a week. Not asking for everyone to turn up to one venue, or any venue really, just to set aside 5 minutes on a specific day once a week to pray for a topic that perhaps they would not normally pray about.
To begin with the subject will be directed. By this we mean that a subject will be published, some information as to why, perhaps some scriptures to help and then its over to you. Wherever you are in the world you can pray at a time that suits you. The hope and our many prayers are that people will do this and through the course of the day there will be 10 million individual Christians praying about one thing. Of course you can pray all day, 5 minutes, 20 minutes whatever you feel like and we would suggest that you let the Holy Spirit lead you.
Yes it does. Sounds daunting. At first there will be 3 or 4 people only. Having written that you really feel like "What are we doing?" The truth is that we hope and pray we are being led by the Holy Spirit. I digress here, but this is important, as Christians we really have to learn to trust the Holy Spirit in other people. It is surprising that many, and I include me in this, struggle with trusting the Holy Spirit in others. First confession of the web site.
So 10 million sounds like an awful lot of people. How about some context from the "secular" world:
- Rhianna currently has over 71 million face book followers and almost 30 million on twitter
- Michael Jackson has almost 60 million followers on face book
- Bob Marley has over 43 million followers
- Sponge Bob Square Pants has over 43 million face book amigo's
- Texas Holdem Poker has 70 million face book followers
So we really ought to be able to get 10 million Christians to pray for 5 minutes once a week.
Right now this isn't a site for you to submit your personal prayers to. There are a great many web sites out there and I hope you find the right one. I know I have used some in the past and they were really great. Be discerning, your prayers are important and so are your needs for prayer. This site is different in that we are asking people to put aside "self" and pray for something that will delight the Lord.
Right now, while we are still building the site, please pray that we will finish it soon, that it will be successful, it will be sustainable and God will get something amazing out it.
Peace to all.