Thursday, February 21, 2008

Welcome to the Chapel

Is it bad form to blog about my "other" blog on this blog, if it serves a good purpose? If it is, too bad, I wear striped tights, have purpley hair and am in control of the keyboard for today's blog. Sorry :) But really, I think it's a good thing so please do read if you don't mind.

My other blog (and by "my" I mean JimmyEW and I...but mostly me) is called
The Chapel and I conceived this blog while writing a prayer for my ailing father in the hospital chapel. I thought about all the people out there who might believe in a higher power but not belong to a church or have people in their lives that pray. Or perhaps they just might be too afraid to come forward with whatever they're struggling with and putting their prayer in a book like what I saw in the chapel at the hospital seemed like it was writing a note to God.

I called JimmyEatWorld and told him that I thought this was something we could do together to give people a place to go for prayers. I want people to use prayer post Chapel to write a note to God while giving readers the opportunity to pray for those in need of comfort.

I have no agenda with The Chapel, I just want people to be able to use it to
find comfort no matter their religious beliefs. Sure I'm using a typical catholic looking priest in the picture but it is meant for all people. I suppose someone could happen by and read a Prayer Request then say a quick prayer to L. Ron Hubbard...do they pray to him? Someone get Tom Cruise on the phone, STAT! But that doesn't really matter, its here for anyone who just wants some good thoughts/prayers sent out into the cosmos on their behalf.

JimmyEW agreed it was a good idea and got us set up on blogger. Initially we wanted to be prayerpost but someone had that so we are prayerpostblog. However his schedule and all my other commitments haven't given me the time to commit to putting this blog out there for others to use and see and benefit from.

In my lamenting I happened across
Jane the Sane and since her name suggests that she must be practical and ...sane...I decided to ask her what she thought. She was very practical and suggested I do a post here introducing it to everyone and to post a little icon saying "need a prayer" that will link over. Wow Jane, thanks for that tip, I don't know why I didn't think of it! So here I am...posting...and stuff.

So I'm calling out to all of you, anyone who is interested can be a contributer. Send an email to prayerpostblog@gmail.com and we'll add you as a contributor and specify if you want to receive emails when there are comments made. And if we have lack of prayers submitted through the prayer post email - or a contributors email, you can feel free to add content about prayer in general or just pick something out there in the world you'd like to pray for and post that. Like praying for children in a third world country or that Sister HB stops feeling guilty about EV-ER-Y-THING.

Thanks for your time and I hope you'll stop by soon. This is my one and only shameless plug.

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14 comments:

Brother JimmyEatWorld said...

Prayer

To have Gods ear
the divine whispering

an audience of one
sharing - and at the same time
becoming
one
with the spirit

whispering both ways
Gods love and spirit
saying words that aren't there

mom of 2 said...

I think that's a great idea! I believe there is tremendous power in prayer and what a great way to get that message out there. I'm constantly amazed by how much better I feel immediately about any situation after I've given it over to God. Knowing that we are not left to fend for ourselves in this life and being able to hand over our problems and not carry the burdens on our own is such an awesome gift.

This was a great post and I'll be sure to visit the blog!

Ashlee said...

What a good idea! I don't think it matters what religion you are, we all believe in the power of prayer. And we all need one every now and again! :0) Thanks for thinking of it!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

I know when I was going through the job-from-hell hell, I would text my friends and ask them to please pray about whatever the issue was. This is cool, cuz now more people could be lifting it up. Amen.

echolily said...

This is such a great idea! I used to have a co-worker that was pretty abusive and I prayed for him and about him. I don't think it changed him all that much but it changed me and suddenly he didn't bother me anymore. Prayer really works!

High Hopes said...

I love this idea Sister Sassy!

We all need help from time to time through prayer or need a place to ask for prayers. I think miracles happen if you have enough people praying.

As for HB feeling guilty about everything it is a Catholic thing, I know I suffer from it too!

Sister Sassy said...

Thanks for your supportive comments. I just hope that people will find there way there and find it useful.

Jen said...

Wonderful idea! I think a lot of people would like to pray but don't know how or don't feel right because they're not "religious". This is such a great alternative! (And I'm sending an email to your blogger account momentarily--the last time I tried, it timed out and died, so let me know if you don't get it...)

Kathryn said...

That is a wonderful idea. Prayer is so powerful and everyone should be able to experience it. Just knowing people are praying for you when you need it makes such a difference.
Great idea!

Tara said...

I think it is a great idea too!
I'm here visiting from a "link love" post.

Wade Huntsinger said...

Sisters, I agree it is a wonderful idea, but i do take issue of the matter of who we pray to. You see prayer is more than a conversation. I hear the words, "power or prayer", and I think this. Where is the power of prayer. Is it from praying? It cannot be otherwise it would be you just talking to yourself. The power comes from God. I know that you guys agree with that and are hesitate to offend anyone, but hey I am from the south, so be offended I guess. I love to tell the old story of God's Grace through Jesus our Lord. In His name, there is where the power lies according to his Will. Love ya in the Lord....

Sister Sassy said...

Thanks for your comment Wade and I respect your opinion. I want the site to be inclusive for everyone and I think it can be used to give many much support.

High Hopes said...

Sister Sassy,

I hope you don't mind, but I have added the Chapel to the blogroll at coolchicks. I think it is important that people can have a special place to go that is inspirational and they can ask for prayers, it seems to lessen the burden somehow.

Sister Sassy said...

Thanks High Hopes, I SO do not mind at all! I want more people to know and be able to use the chapel.