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“Tweeting” prayers and praises

One of my goals in 2015 is to write down (type out in my world) 250 praises and/or prayers. This shouldn’t be difficult but it is for some reason.

Today, as I attended a theology class at church, somebody asked who at our table was on Twitter. Some people nodded that they were, I kept silent even though I was easily the most active Twitter-er at the table.

Then on the way home I started thinking “man, I’ve tweeted nearly 50,000 times over the last five years…that’s a lot. What if I “tweeted” my praises and prayers just 10 percent of that amount. That would be 5,000 written prayers and praises!” #Math

So that’s the plan — to “tweet” in 140 characters the prayers and praises of my heart into a digital notebook. Timestamped and everything.

This is as we are commanded.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.” (Colossians 4:2-4)