We all agree praying is a spiritual discipline. But, who said it can’t be fun or creative. In fact, JOY is a fruit of the Spirit and I’m pretty sure the word “enJOY” is part of that. Praying should not be a fumbling like when a worship leader says “Jesus… just, just…” in low monotoned syllables. We can pray in some surprising ways, I think. Here are 10 CRAZY ways to pray. Be an Internet intercessor and share your ideas, too.
I am with the Miller family this weekend and was searching twitter and know that Randy and family are grateful for the support from my fellow tweets: @imagedesigns @kayoodle @mattmahermusic @stonestreet @sambam87 @SpiritCoach @loswhit @RKWeblog @wethechurch @donavanhill @joymark @scbubba @tonysteward @nickhoss @mufan96 @steveb7 @kmueller62 @BillGiovannetti @trevormeier @tehillamusic @theworshipcomm @locustfist @cwdaniels @aboutCCM @absolutepunk @a_skart @RocktheCrossWes BTW, you can find me on twitter here @rkweblog. Prayer works… and twitter surely helps in that process!
Hey readers of RKWL… PLEASE watch this short video put on by Randy Miller’s band, The Myriad. Randy is an amazing person who really needs help in his battle for cancer. Go to www.themyriad.net to support Randy and his family.
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…