Facebook and Twitter = Good for Prayer
It just occurred to me (forgive my slowness, probably a million people are already doing this): facebook status updates and tweets are great ways to get us to do short, spontaneous and unplanned intercessory prayer.
If you’re like me and often read with interest people’s statuses and tweets, wondering what’s going on with their lives – why not turn the curiosity into short 10 second prayers for them and the things they’re concerned about?
I’ve noticed that sometimes people’s openness on their statuses and tweets alerts me to stuff going on in their lives that (for some reason) they wouldn’t necessarily share with me face-to-face. Often these hints that things aren’t going okay are just vague hints, but it’s enough to get me concerned for them. So why not turn the concern into actual prayers?
Here’s an idea: in addition to your prayer diary/lists, why not spend every morning praying through a number of people that are updated on your facebook or twitter? You can even see it as a way that God leads you to pray for people that you otherwise wouldn’t have.
Now to get praying…