Your Prayer Life Through Facebook, Twitter and Iphone

We are plowing through Ephesians in a series called ROOTS. We're just now concluding the 1st chapter and we've come to the verse where Paul prays one of his first prayers for the Ephesian church.

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength,

One of the exercises this morning in our devo was to list out the people who had great influence in my life. I started the list from when I became a Christian (1985) until now. That will humble you! To see whom God has put in your path these many years really makes you grateful. I can look at stages in my life and know exactly what I was going through and observe the people God placed there to minister to me. Some of them have made the JIM DRAKE Hall of Fame! (ask me about that).

So, today I wrote a bunch of them a short note and gave them this prayer. I actually prayed this over every name that God brought to mind. Then I began to think, why not use your Facebook Friends (yeah those 500 friends that you've added) or your Twitter or your Iphone contact list to pray for people? We always say that we don't have anything to pray about. Sure we do--we have a prayer list at our immediate disposal thanks to technology.

Why don't you use these things to spur your prayers on towards the saints and the people that have meant so much to you? You'll never know what those prayers might accomplish in their lives. All you have to do is to be faithful.

So--is this really a crazy idea?


Sayrah said...

One of my friends in Austin would pray for one person a day on her myspace. She would message then and say "I'm going to pray for you today any requests" some would respond and some wouldn't! I thought it was odd at the time but then I saw how many people she touched!