Prayer Requests has been a longstanding favorite feature on Believe.com, as users are always eager to lift up the needs of others and share the miraculous things God is doing in the lives of people. To meet a broader need, Believe.com has launched a new way to connect communities across the world through prayer.
You have probably heard of the phrase “pay it forward,” when someone does something nice for someone else with no expectations of being paid in return, but have you heard of the phrase “Pray It Forward?”
October is National Pray It Forward Month, a month designated for people to lift up what God is doing and pray for people, communities and even nations in need.
Join the Pray It Forward movement and post your prayer now by clicking here.
The power of prayer is undeniable. As it states in the Bible, when two or more individuals come together to pray about the same thing, God shows up. Bringing people together to pray about another individual draws everyone closer to God. Online sites offering prayer groups make that more possible. “Pray It Forward” encompasses this idea.
Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them. —Matthew 18:19-20, KJV
The Pray It Forward page gives members a place to post and share prayers or blessings. Post a prayer for another individual or your community, or scroll through the prayer requests already posted.
Why pray? Why pray for others? When we look outside ourselves, when we focus our energy on another persons problems, we not only get out of our own heads, but we ultimately bless ourselves. Reaching out to help others also lifts us up. One of the best times to pray for another person is when we are hurting the most.
This is the boldness which we have toward him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him. —1 John 5:14-15, KJV
Prayer is powerful. It is also powerful in numbers. God wants us to pray for others, whether it is for your friend or enemy. He wants us to forgive others, help heal the sick and treat the wounded. Praying should never be the last line of defense, but the first line of offense.
God’s ears are always open. Gather together in the glory of God and Pray It Forward.