OURPRAYER PRESENTS 1ST EVER BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS DAY OF PRAYER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Online-Only Event to Pray for Furry, Feathered, or Finned Loved Ones
PAWLING, NY—SEPTEMBER 29, 2009—The Guideposts OurPrayer Ministry, part of the Ruth Stafford Peale Prayer Power Network, announces its inaugural Blessing of the Animals Day of Prayer, scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th. The public is invited to submit prayer requests for furry, feathered, or finned loved ones online at www.ourprayer.org/blessing-of-animals. All prayers will be prayed for by OurPrayer staff and volunteers.
“OurPrayer recognizes animals are an extension of the family, and very much beloved by their owners. This one-day event has been set aside because of its proximity to World Animal Day, celebrated this year on Sunday, October 4th. By creating a new annual tradition with the Blessing of the Animals Day of Prayer, we welcome all to join us at OurPrayer to send in their thoughts and prayers for special family members. By praying for these special family members, we provide comfort to their owners, and the pets benefit as well,” said Rev. Dr. Peola Hicks, Manager for OurPrayer.
OurPrayer, part of the Outreach Division of Guideposts, is a central part of the non-denominational organization. As a way to reach out and serve people in need, a live Prayer Line was set up – and benefiting from modern technology, this ministry has expanded to the Web. Whether they operate via telephone lines or their personal computer, dedicated people volunteer their time to listen to and support those in need--offering spoken and silent prayers of hope in response to their requests.
Guideposts, a non-profit organization headquartered in Carmel, New York, was co-founded in 1945 by the late husband and wife team Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Ruth Stafford Peale. Dr. Peale was one of the foremost motivational speakers of the twentieth century, his landmark book, The Power of Positive Thinking, has sold over 20 million copies in 42 languages worldwide.
Guideposts serves as an inspirational ally helping people to connect their faith filled values to their daily lives. Guideposts is America’s pre-eminent publisher of inspirational magazines and books. Its flagship title, Guideposts, has a paid circulation of 2 million with annual book sales of over 5.7 million copies. Ideals Publications, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is the retail book sales and distribution outlet of Guideposts; including Guideposts Books, Candy Cane Press, Williamson Books, and Ideals Press.