Send your prayer requests now: The inspirational one-hour Facebook Live service will feature live prayer, music, a sermon, and more.
Posted in , Apr 3, 2020
Guideposts has held its popular Good Friday Day of Prayer event for almost fifty years. But this year, for the first time, the event will be online only, due to the lifestyle adjustments—mainly social distancing—that people around the world are making due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Now, more than ever, people need prayer,” says Ty’Ann Brown, VP of Ministries for Guideposts Outreach Division. “And while this event will be different than previous ones, the music, the messages and the prayer will still uplift and inspire people from around the globe on this Holy Day.”
The event will be held at 1:00 pm ET on the OurPrayer Facebook page.
Celebrating the passion and death of Jesus, who took on all the suffering and sin of the world, is particularly poignant this year because of all the suffering the rapidly-spreading Coronavirus has caused around the world. “Fear is running at an all time high” says Brown. “People are hurting. It’s hard not to be able to go to your church during Holy Week. But for one hour we can come together in prayer and celebration of the sacrifices that Jesus made for us.
Previous Good Friday Day of Prayer events were held at the Peale Center in Pawling, NY. Visitors—some who stayed for many hours—could attend a chapel service, take part in the Nail it to the Cross Station and Tour the Dr. Norman Vincent Peale History Center filled with inspiring memorabilia about the Guideposts founder. They also prayed over thousands of hand-written prayer requests that had come in from all over the country.
But this year Guideposts is joining thousands of other organizations and churches around the world that, forced to close their physical buildings due to the worldwide health crisis, have started offering church services online. “There is power in coming together in person,” says Brown. “But live-streaming a service on Facebook also allows us to bring Christ’s message of hope to more people around the world.”
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