Prayer Ch-ch-Changes …

We’ve all heard the phrases: “Prayer Changes Things” and “Pray Until Something Happens” (Can you think of others? I bet you can!)

Let’s add a new one to the list: Tweet to Change the World!

As this weekend approached and the countdown began, the word went out asking the twitter community to join together in prayer for the world. Using the hashtag #CtWTweets there were 78 tweets generated; 50,836 impressions, reaching 15,017 followers in one 24 hour period. In another report generated by hastracking.com we see 77 tweets were generated with 46,111 impressions, reaching an audience of 15,014  followers within the past 24 hours. I believe we could easily double those combined numbers  if we were to go back to when this twitter campaign started!

The purpose of this campaign for me was tw0fold. First, I wanted to be a part of something bigger than me and my corner of the world, to be a part of something that would make a real change and reach more people with Christ’s love than I would personally ever have the chance to reach on my own. My second reason to become involved was possibly more selfish, I wanted to make a connection to a community of believers. I am a part of a church community, but with the role I am called to in my community I am often isolated. (And this woman doesn’t do “isolated” well!) Through prayer, I think both purposes were fulfilled!

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.  ~Søren Kierkegaard

So, fellow tweeters, whether you shared one tweet or 10, whether you prayed for 10 minutes or one hour, whether you signed up to pray or responded to the Holy Spirit’s prompting when you saw a tweet cross ~ I just want to say “Thank You”! You have changed the world for this woman who has found a new community to connect with and felt the love of Christ reaching out from more people to more people than any one of us can imagine. May God continue to use you to Change the World! 

Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.  ~Samuel M. Shoemaker

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