2013: Prayer online for soldiers
We who are involved in the Russian and Syria situation and for the civilized to proper. It is sad that war exists in the world today with all of the electronics and technology you would think we would all just get along.
May God be with the residents of Honduras and join me in praying for protection for them against the street gangs and embrace the truce between the two most powerful street gangs.
Prayer for the Buddhist woman in Burma allegedly attached by a Muslim man who doused her with fuel and set her on fire at a gas station. May a prayer for peace be answered to stop the wave of violence which killed at least 43 Muslims that dies in violence after an argument at a shop in the town of Meiktila.
Thank God for the 'World's oldest Torah' scroll found at Italy university stated to be more than 850 years old. The university's Professor of Hebrew states this would make it the oldest test of the Torah know to exist.
05-26-2013: British History: Muslim Prayer Compass and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
It was reported on BBC in the British History section that the muslim prayer compass is a contemporary object exhibited at the Museum of Welsh Life St Fagans, and it is one of the first Muslim objects the museum collected.
Muslims follow the religion of Islam. The word 'Islam' means 'peace'. Islam began in Saudi Arabia and this is the main religion of countries in the Middle East, North Africa and large parts of Asia today. In those countries, it is said that more than half the population follow Islam.
The country with the highest percentage of Muslims is Indonesia, but a large number of Muslims also live in other countries across the world - around 3 million in the USA, around 1.5 million in Britain and around 220,000 in Australia. It is said that more than 1.2 billion of the world's population is now Muslim. Islam is the second largest religion in the world after Christianity, and it is thought that it is the fastest growing religion in terms of its popularity.
Muslims believe that there is only one God. In Arabic, he is called Allah. Allah had messengers, or prophets - among them were Abraham, Moses, Noah, Jesus and Muhammad. Their work was to teach people how to live by giving them messages from Allah.
The holy book of Islam is called the Qur'an. It contains Allah's word as it was spoken to the prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel. The Qur'an is written in Arabic, and to Muslims, it is the most important book in the world.
Praying is an extremely important act for Muslims, and is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which is the framework that all Muslims must follow in order to live a good and responsible life according to their faith.
In completing the Salah (the 'prayer' part of the Five Pillars of Islam), every Muslim must pray to Allah (God) at specific times five times a day. They can pray anywhere, as long as the place is clean. If they do not pray in the mosque (the Muslim's place of worship), they use a special prayer mat to create a temporary place to pray.
When they pray Muslims must face the direction of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and especially the Ka'bah, the holy shrine in the city centre. This direction is called quibla. To help them to face in the right direction when praying in the mosque, there is a type of alcove called mirab in one of the walls of the prayer hall, showing the direction of Mecca.
If a Muslim prays on a prayer mat outside the walls of the mosque, a special little compass is kept in a small pocket on the back of the mat, to help the Muslim to find the direction of Mecca before praying. The compass is specially programmed to find the direction of Mecca. A mobile compass is also available and a small booklet giving the direction of Mecca from different parts of the world in a small wallet - similar to the one that can be seen in the Museum of Welsh Life in St Fagans.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity involves Christian communities across the world and from almost every denomination.
The materials used in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are prepared each year jointly by the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church's Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
It is traditionally celebrated over the eight days of 18-25 January, although other dates are sometimes chosen in the Southern hemisphere.
The Week lasts for 8 days (which is why it was originally called an Octave of Prayer), and covers the period from the feast of St Peter to the feast of St Paul.
The Week developed from an Octave of Prayer devised in 1908 by the American Episcopalian clergyman Paul Wattson, and Spencer Jones, the Vicar of Moreton-in-Marsh in England.
Wattson (who became a Roman Catholic in 1909) believed that Christian unity could only be achieved by the other churches returning to the Roman Catholic fold.
The Week was given a wider remit in the 1930s through the work of a French Roman Catholic, Paul Couturier, who did not believe that it was necessary for all Christians to become Roman Catholics. He taught that "we must pray not that others may be converted to us but that we may all be drawn closer to Christ".
The Week is now a joint project of the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches, and has been since 1966.
The Week is motivated by the wish to fulfill God's desire "that all may be one". This is clearly shown in this prayer:
...I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you... May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
If you ask Christians why they take part in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, their answers are likely to include some of these points:
A common desire to communicate God's love to all the world
Accepting that God's ultimate purpose is to unite all things in Christ
Obedience to the prayer of Jesus Christ "That all might be one" (John 17:21) and that "There might be one flock and one shepherd." (John 10:16)
Acknowledgement that Christ is the only one who can reconcile all things and people, and that Christ's people must pray for this reconciliation
Desire to show the Church as foretaste, instrument and sign of the unity of God's Kingdom
Acceptance that the Christian Church can only be the Church that God intended if all churches acknowledge their mutual interdependence
Desire to demonstrate a unity that is sometimes hidden by denominational differences through the act of praying together
Desire to achieve unity in a way that enriches rather than diminishes the legitimate diversity of local churches
Many people see it as their duty to pray not just for the unity of Christians but for the unity of all people who are made in God's image.
05-25-2013: Prayer for the Pakistan families of the recent news that the Pakistan school bus fire kills 16 children
It is tragic when children are hurt or injured in anyway, and the aftermath that this can leave on a family and its community. Please pray online for these victims and ask in your prayers to heal those that have been affected by the bus that had a fire break out. So truly sad to see sixteen children parish in Pakistan school bus blaze.
05-23-2013: Prayers for the victims in Oklahoma
Our online prayer and thoughts go out to the victims in Oklahoma. In today's day in age it does not matter if your of Christian faith or Islam prayer for you to have compassion. The storm that has the residents of Oklahoma mourning for elementary students who perished in the act of god.
It is times like this that when some of us question our faith, and at the same time these type of events can bring us closer to our faith. Whether you're posting christian prayer online or a posting a Muslim prayer online, please for these souls and their families to heal from their loss'.
09-21-2012: Christian and Muslim Prayer keeping in touch!
We added to Post A Prayer an email campaign module which will allow us to keep in touch with our members on a regular basis. We can contact all members or market to specific religions making Post a Prayer a better experience for the end user. The site has had its growing pains and we continue to persevere into the future with plans to bring to life all forum religious topics. The site was developed internally to be optimized, however, the external optimization continues to be an uphill battle. We see life in the Christian prayers online, however, have yet to attract a ton people that post Islamic prayers online and the other major religions.
07-30-2012: Christians and Islam Prayer online is taking off!
Post A Prayer recently applied for a non-profit status with the IRS and CA tax authorities. In this process it was determined that Post A Prayer would dissolve as a non-profit organization and re-establish as a for profit due to the way Post A Prayer raises capital. This site will remain free for all major religions such as Islam prayer request, Christianity prayer request and Buddhism and all members will be able to continue to use the site for free. Prayers online will continue in the same manner it always has and to the front end user there will not be a difference.
05-21-2012: Prayer Online for People Who Just Want Some Relief?
People who post and pray online get a sense of relief knowing they get to release or turn over their troubles and concerns. Faith online is very important and Post A Prayer (P,A.P.) intends to lead the way in virtual worship. The great thing about the site is it allows people to release their problems and pray from anywhere around the world. We have serious topics posted, for example, a few days ago someone posted that they were going to commit suicide.
No one may know exactly how or when worship started, however, we know prayer online is picking up after extensive case studies. Folks seem happy judging by the number of prayers being posted online at P.A.P., and by the different amount of religions participating. The site, revamped in January 2012, is a completely free website that has been registered since 2004. It is a non-profit organization seeking exempt status and that strives to offer the world's best online prayer experience in the world.
P.A.P. receives many visitors daily from tons of different faiths. Christian and Muslim prayers online are some of the most popular. In an effort to form an equal appreciation and respect among the top religions in the world (P.A.P.) developed a multi-faith prayer center where anyone may go to and turn over their worries, troubles, or problems that cause pain. P.A.P. is committed to helping the needy and has some strong long term goals. The site revamp and developed by a team of different faith members and donated to the non-profit
As we, the human race, dive into a technology driven world, prayer online is a cornerstone of our society, especially our youth. The religions of the world are making a shift to online marketing. P.A.P., started by Scott Turner, stated he had an epiphany late last year in 2011 to convert the site from a singular faith (Christian only) online website, to a multi-faith online prayer platform. The site has been challenging in regards to the optimization of prayer because believe it or not the online prayer posting is competitive. Since the site launched in 2004 it seen the industry go from little or few Christian prayer and Islam prayer websites offering a prayer online to now, in 2012, there are thousands, if not millions of prayer online sites in the world.
How can you help? It is easy, please just share the site. Post A Prayer is growing in member count each and every day and the larger prayer member base we have the better. The more visitors we get the more opportunity we have to help.
View now online prayers from real people the world's #1 prayer online website to post prayers and pray online. It is the power of prayer working.
04-29-2012: The power of prayer working has been Post A Prayer's motto for some time. Since the sites inception in 2004 we have received tons of powerful prayers and have received report back from prayer members that prayers are answered and what some may consider being a miracle prayer. The range of member prayers and their topics range from deliverance prayers, health concern prayers, prayers for healing and prayers for guidance.
We hope to add a share feature that will allow you to send your prayer to social media sites in the next quarter of 2012. Our prayer forum offers prayers for women, short prayers, and any other type of prayer you can imagine.
Site owner, Scott Turner states, "Post A Prayer's future is bright! We take the prayer business very serious and are working very hard to improve the sites popularity." Turner, who has invested heavily in the sites revamp says the reason the future for post a prayer is exciting is because we are a multi-faith prayer center which means we can attract members who are from the following faiths: Christian, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese Traditional,primal-indigenous, sikhism, secular, African, Juche, Spiritism, Judaism, Bahai,Janism, Unitarian Universalism, and Rastafari Movement. This kind of reach can position us to be the largest prayer website in the world.
Post A Prayer is waiting for its approval from the IRS for a tax exempt status for a religious non-profit. We ask for your prayers that this status is granted.
We are very proud to offer prayer services for all major faiths. As mentioned about, we now have Islamic prayers, Buddhist prayers just to name a couple. The beautiful thing about praying online at Post A Prayer is that all faiths are welcome, and anyone from any faith or background can pray online.
04-28-2012: The newly revamped online prayer site is looking forward to adding to its prayer base through an aggressive marketing plan. Prayer online has never been easier to use for all major religions. The multi-faith prayer center offers a prayer center for Christian prayer, Islam prayer, and all other major faiths.
This site has serious prayers for examples those with cancer, and prayers for those who are out there making decisions that one may find regretful. For example, this prayer posted by one of our members states, "...I met this woman through a mutual friend! We had this attraction that was just explainable...".
Post A Prayer's CEO and founder, Scott Turner stated, "Prayer is an interesting industry. There really isn't a cap on the market size. Our goal is to provide the world with a safe place to prayer regardless of the faith you are."
The prayer website has experience a surge of Christian prayers in the first quarter, and Islamic prayers are starting to trickle in. The site was just revamped in January 2012, with hopes to build a long lasting forum for all faiths.
Post A Prayer’s goal is to build a brand offering free online prayer services for individuals who would like to prayer online. We wanted to keep the prayer site simple, like Google. When the site was being developed, user interface was put first. New features are being added such as the ability to share your prayers online with social media sites like facebook, digg, and other online hubs.
04-08-2012: Post A Prayer wishes its Christian faith members a Happy Easter! Enjoy, eat, pray and love your family and friends.
01-07-2012: Post A Prayer goes live with its new revamp and launches its new site. The site started as a dream in 2004 and rolled out its forum as soon as it could with the goal to provide an avenue for individuals to pray.