Dial A Prayer

Saw this over on MMI and thought I would pass it along.

Ugh…

Most people who attend weekend worship services are used to being asked to turn their cellphones off (which doesn’t stop the confoudned things from ringing at the most inopportune moments).

At Pathway of Life Church in southeast Dallas, worshippers are asked to turn their mobile phones on.

Each Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. services, the congregation is asked to call people in need of prayer — including those who cannot be at church. The lights in the sanctuary are dimmed, and the hundreds of lighted cellphones make quite a sight.

7 thoughts on “Dial A Prayer”

  1. Whatever their motivations, taking time <>right now<> to take a risk in someone else’s life is often a very good thing.

  2. Hmm.I quite like the idea of a church saying, “loving your neighbour isn’t just praying for them from the safety of church. Give them a call! Talk to them! NOW!!” Ahem 🙂 I don’t like the way that churches near-bully congregations into making gestures rather than encouraging them to live loving and generous lives… But that said, I quite like the idea of making people actually talk to people in need 🙂

  3. maybe you guys should check out my more cynical series, < HREF="http://nakedpastor.com/archives/904" REL="nofollow">“Prayers From the Cell”<>?

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