A Praying Community

I mentioned in a post awhile back that I was trying to grow in the amount that I prayed. I wanted it to be more than the thing I did before dinner and before I fell asleep. I've made an intentional effort to pray for those that I say I will, even if it's a simple prayer. And honestly, I've seen a change. I have this peace when I spend time talking to Him. I knew that would happen so I don't know why I waited so long to improve my daily conversation with Him.

As I continue to improve my personal prayer life, I felt God tug my prayer life in a direction I never imagined...toward blogging. I didn't know what to pray so I prayed that it wouldn't become an idol of mine. I prayed that I wouldn't stress too much about it. I prayed that my little corner of the blogging world might be a light for someone, somewhere. And in the midst of this prayer, this question came to my mind...

I Why can't this blogging community become a praying community? I

I didn't really know what that meant or how to involve prayer in the blogging community, so I went back to praying about that question. My mind was consistently brought back to my college campus. I attended a private Christian university in Dallas and all over campus there were prayer boxes. In these boxes, anyone could leave a prayer request. You could be as specific or as vague as you want. You could be known or completely anonymous. Most importantly, leaving a request gave you the knowledge that someone was praying for you and your pains and struggles, your joys and triumphs. Those boxes got my wheels turning and I began to realize how helpful an online prayer box could be to many people. 

After a recommendation from a friend, I set up a Google Doc where people could leave these requests. The form asks you three questions. In these questions you are able to share as much information as you wish.

With my new blog design, this prayer request form has launched! Here's how it will work...

1) Click on the page up top that is labeled "prayer."
2) Fill out the form with your prayer request. The information you leave is visible only to me.
3) Click "submit."
4) Know that there is someone who is praying for you!

You can leave as many requests as you'd like, as often as you'd like. I really hope that you'll utilize this! I feel that it is an incredible opportunity for us to support each other. The Bible calls us to bear each other's burdens and I feel as if there is no better way to do this than through prayer. 

Please, help spread the word about this movement...the blogging community becoming a praying community. Tweet it, Facebook it, and post about it on your blog. This is starting small through prayer requests submitted to me but my mind is racing with ways to make this grow. Your support and your prayer will help this movement more than you can know. 

So, let's get started...
Is there something weighing on your heart?
Is someone who is close to you really sick?
Have you just experienced a loss?
Is Satan filling your mind with toxic thoughts?
Are you struggling in a relationship?
Are you feeling hurt by someone?
Are you struggling to forgive someone?
Do you feel God tugging on you to make a change?
Are you celebrating a recent victory?
Are you thankful for all He has given you? 

I'd love to pray for you in any way that I can.