Friday, May 11, 2012
'Stand Up And Pray' Website Unites Believers and Social Media

'Stand Up And Pray' Website Unites Believers and Social Media

Believers all over the world can now join each other online and exchange prayer requests with the new Stand Up And Pray Facebook application created by Christian entertainment company EGT.

"Stand Up And helps family and friends cover one another in prayer," said the company in a press release. "This Facebook application allows users to post prayer requests, ask friends to keep them in prayer, and give encouraging comments to their friends who posted requests."

The creators of Stand Up And Pray wanted to encourage those engaged in social media to pray by providing them with an application where their requests would not go unheard.

Now they can connect to friends, family, co-workers, pastors and spiritual leaders by using Stand Up And Pray, an intiative EGT's founder Justin Kazmierczak says was created from an unction he was given under the Holy Spirit where he was called to make a place for Christians to encourage and lift each other up in prayer.

He also cites 2 Chronicles 7:14 as further inspiration.

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land," reads the passage in the King James Version of the Bible.

Kazmierczak feels that he's answered the call with Stand Up And Pray and has also united believers around the world for a good cause, praying for the persecuted.

"Internationally, Stand Up And Pray has helped a Pakistani woman to cover her fellow brothers and sisters in Christ through prayer and help bring out a pivotal reminder of the Christian Walk: It is not easy to be a Christian and walk upright," Kazmierczak told The Christian Post. "And on the other side of the world it may be illegal to worship Jesus Christ openly."

"I become aware of an outcry for help," he continued. "The youth of her church's congregation got arrested and thrown in prison, most likely because of their faith in Jesus. We don't know how hard Christians in the Middle-Eastern world have it."

After hearing about this situation with the woman, Kazmierczak alerted every believer he could- even ones unfamiliar with Facebook- to pray for her until they would start to the dire predicament turn around.

And God began to work things towards the good just days after they received this news.

"Days later, I got a response from the Pakistani woman on Facebook," he said. "All she did was just thank me for my prayers. She didn't say anything specific, but I know God did something. It's impossible for God not to move on our behalf, we just had too many men and women praying for the members of her church."

Kamierczak aims to help isolated believers around the world by taking advantage of social networking. And Stand Up And Pray brings many Christians together in a way that would be impossible without the technological advancements we've seen in recent times.

Stand Up And Pray can be accessed at their website.


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