Recap of Lifeshare online worship & prayer session

Tony Steward asked me to help lead a time of prayer for his church’s online challenge called Lifeshare.  Truly this evening changed me.

Tonight’s amazing experience happened over three time zones where I saw my friend Carlos Whittaker lead worship from his basement bathroom (seriously) in Atlanta with internet pastor Brandon of LifeChurch.tv in Oklahoma and me doing a time of prayer from Southern California.  There was 170 people who logged in. Carlos’ leadership of worship moved me enough that I thought I might have trouble focusing from my kitchen table.  He got me to spin around in my kitchen!

The interactive elements of this made this real to me.  There were
over 170 people on the other side of that screen so seeing their prayer
requests and facilitating that time was a new and powerful experience
for me.  Seeing names of  sick dads, women serving in Iraq, and of
people needing emotional healing impacted me.

The idea of using your online space and place to share Jesus and to
promote that is what makes Lifeshare so exciting. The medium of the
internet is home to many and we as Christians need to particpate and in
this new town square.

Read more and see some clips from tonight on the Lifeshare Blog here.

What are your thoughts about sharing your faith and love of Jesus online through your Facebook, blog, etc.?


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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

24 comments

  1. Very cool stuff, Rich. Just checked out the videos, hate that I missed it. What an incredible night.

  2. Very cool stuff, Rich. Just checked out the videos, hate that I missed it. What an incredible night.

  3. Very cool stuff, Rich. Just checked out the videos, hate that I missed it. What an incredible night.

  4. Very cool stuff, Rich. Just checked out the videos, hate that I missed it. What an incredible night.

  5. So bummed I missed Lifeshare live tonight, but did watch the videos… just watching the recorded segments after the fact blessed my socks off.
    Thanks for leading the prayers, Rich!

  6. So bummed I missed Lifeshare live tonight, but did watch the videos… just watching the recorded segments after the fact blessed my socks off.
    Thanks for leading the prayers, Rich!

  7. So bummed I missed Lifeshare live tonight, but did watch the videos… just watching the recorded segments after the fact blessed my socks off.
    Thanks for leading the prayers, Rich!

  8. So bummed I missed Lifeshare live tonight, but did watch the videos… just watching the recorded segments after the fact blessed my socks off.
    Thanks for leading the prayers, Rich!

  9. Rich,
    My first, and most powerful thought about last night’s LifeShare was watching my 18 year old son, sitting in front of a computer, worshipping right along with Carlos. He is an audio engineer for our church, and he usually listens for sound stuff instead of just worshipping, but as he sat there, singing out loud at the top of his lungs, it was clear that he was in the middle of a time with his Savior. It brought a tear to this Dad’s eye. An amazing night.

    Thanks…

  10. Rich,
    My first, and most powerful thought about last night’s LifeShare was watching my 18 year old son, sitting in front of a computer, worshipping right along with Carlos. He is an audio engineer for our church, and he usually listens for sound stuff instead of just worshipping, but as he sat there, singing out loud at the top of his lungs, it was clear that he was in the middle of a time with his Savior. It brought a tear to this Dad’s eye. An amazing night.

    Thanks…

  11. Rich,
    My first, and most powerful thought about last night’s LifeShare was watching my 18 year old son, sitting in front of a computer, worshipping right along with Carlos. He is an audio engineer for our church, and he usually listens for sound stuff instead of just worshipping, but as he sat there, singing out loud at the top of his lungs, it was clear that he was in the middle of a time with his Savior. It brought a tear to this Dad’s eye. An amazing night.

    Thanks…

  12. Rich,
    My first, and most powerful thought about last night’s LifeShare was watching my 18 year old son, sitting in front of a computer, worshipping right along with Carlos. He is an audio engineer for our church, and he usually listens for sound stuff instead of just worshipping, but as he sat there, singing out loud at the top of his lungs, it was clear that he was in the middle of a time with his Savior. It brought a tear to this Dad’s eye. An amazing night.

    Thanks…

  13. This is so cool. Thanks for praying and being a part of it.It’s amazing that we can all come together like this.

  14. This is so cool. Thanks for praying and being a part of it.It’s amazing that we can all come together like this.

  15. This is so cool. Thanks for praying and being a part of it.It’s amazing that we can all come together like this.

  16. This is so cool. Thanks for praying and being a part of it.It’s amazing that we can all come together like this.

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