Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Calling all prayer warriors!

I have a friend going through a very difficult time right now. Probably every one of us can think of someone who is. Maybe it's you...

There's been this thought that has lingered in my mind for days. Today it went from my head to my heart, and I have no doubt that it's from the Lord.

Our blogs can be used for so many things. Whether it be just to journal - hoping no one really reads it because it allows them into the innermost part of our heart (or maybe secretly hoping someone will see so that they reach out to us), or to share our experiences with our friends and family that we can't see on a regular basis, or to connected to others and make friends. Whatever the case, we're here...

This particular blog was created as sort of a gift to myself for many reasons. For the most part, I wanted to journal what we were experiencing on this journey into the chaplaincy. I thought it would mainly be my family and friends back home who would take a look every once in a while. I had no idea it would become so much more to me. I realize now, it wasn't a gift to myself. It was a gift from God. Only he could know what would become of it.

This morning as I was praying for many of you that meet with me here on a regular basis, that have shared your hearts with me, and are in the chaplaincy (or not), are about to be (or not), or are still praying about what the Lord desires for your life (or are simply not on this path but are still in my prayers), I realized there is so much more we can do with our blogs and I'd like to start a prayer ministry.

If you are interested in being a part of this please let me know. I will be creating something that will allow people to leave their prayer requests and updates (by name or anonymously) and praises. I don't know all the details yet, because I haven't had time to really put the work behind it, but I just know it's what I'm supposed to do. Anyone want to join me?

6 comments:

Amy Maxwell said...

Sounds good. Have you ever checked out http://people2pray.com? You can set up groups, post requests, comments, reports, etc. People can also subscribe to the requests and get updates in their feed readers instead of having to go back and check all of the time.

Laura said...

Amy - No, I haven't, but I sure will. That might be perfect! Thanks!

Cheri said...

I think this is an awesome idea!

Best of luck getting that started..I am sure there is alot to it, but you can do it! I'll be praying for you!!

~ Cheri

MaryLu said...

That sounds like a great idea Laura. With Amy's suggestion, you wouldn't have to put as much work into it. It would be already done for you.

Laura said...

I checked out the tool Amy told me about and it is awesome!! I've got to put some thought into how exactly to go about posting info on my blog to get the word out. I hope others will join in!
Laura

Lauren Stephens said...

Yes, I would love to be apart of this! -Lauren :)