Monday, May 12, 2008

Global Day of Prayer

There were probably, I don't know, 300 or so people gathered in the centre of Swansea yesterday as part of the Global Day of Prayer. The initiative started in South Africa a few years ago with one church and now it's estimated that 250 million people from across the world take some part in it. Part of the focus was on praying for the world - hence the flags in the photo - in general and Burma and Zimbabwe in particular.
Later one of the local leaders shared some inspiring stories about what happens when ordinary people pray and then got the crowd to pray for people who were sick or in pain. That's something I have a problem with. Is it my lack of faith that stops things happening or is the lack of results that impedes my faith?
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