Friday, November 18, 2011

3rd Annual ADVENT PRAYER BUDDIES!!!

Advent Prayer Buddies was our first Prayer Buddy season here on the blogs, in 2009.

It's now that time of year once again!

If you are interested in taking part in Advent Prayer Buddies this year, here are the rules:

This Season, we welcome all bloggers (if you do not have a blog, you can start one now! ;) ) from all walks of life who would like to offer their prayers and receive prayers. We also ask that all bloggers who are not "active" bloggers try to post more regularly during Advent, so that your Prayer Buddy will "get to know you" better. (If your blog is private, you can still participate, and we will speak with you one-on-one about how to make that work.)

How it works:

During the Season of Advent, you will be assigned a Prayer Buddy, along with their blog address, their intention (if they've provided one) and in some cases, their mailing address. From November 27th through December 24th you will pray for this Prayer Buddy, and make any additional sacrifices and/or offerings on their behalf that you find appropriate. Think of it as the "Secret Santa" of prayer ;)

At Christmastime or during the Season of Christmas, you are welcome to send your Prayer Buddy a small gift or card (why we provide mailing addresses) and also announce your secret Prayer Buddy on your blog.
We also ask that you please email your Prayer Buddy at Christmas to let them know how you were praying for them - since Prayer Buddies has grown so much in the past 3 years, sometimes it is hard to search 80+ blogs to find your PB!

We will again outline these directions for you when you sign up, in a personal email to you.

TO SIGN UP:

Please email Joanna at thehendersonstory@gmail.com

(Do not just leave a comment here, please email!)

Sign-ups will be due by NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOV 23rd.

You will receive your Prayer Buddy assignment sometime after Thanksgiving, but before Advent begins.

Final note - The Holy Spirit has been instrumental in working through the prayers of our Prayer Buddies in the past - and when picking out the match-ups, we have always left it in His hands. You may initially not understand why you were matched up with someone whose life seems so very different than your own right now... but trust me when I say, the Holy Spirit knows why :) Trust in Him, and trust in these prayers. I have always believed that the prayers of others on our behalf are so much stronger than our own.

Email thehendersonstory@gmail.com to sign up now!!!

3 comments:

JellyBelly said...

Thanks for helping organizing this TCIE!!!

Angela said...

Yay!!! Can't wait!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Can't wait! Thanks for helping to organize this! :)