The Church of England has launched a campaign through Manchester's And Partners to engage with a new audience, using a dedicated website to allow people to submit their personal prayers and thoughts, which will then be "offered to God by a bishop." The 'say one for me' initiative launched today, Ash Wednesday, and will run throughout Lent.
The prayers will be relayed up to God by one of the Bishops of Birmingham, Huntingdon, Leicester, Manchester, Worcester or the Archbishop of York in their own personal submissions.
The portal is being marketed as "a web version of the public prayer boards popular at many cathedrals and churches."
COMMENT: I'm surprised thousands of Christian bloggers throughout the world didn't think of this one years ago.
At OCICBW... we can't guarantee that a real life (human) bishop will send your prayers heavenward. But we do get the "odd" bishop dropping by occasionally, so you never know your luck (well, I do, but I don't want to go on about it).
However, if you don't mind your prayers slumming it with the humble prayers of sinners and ne'erdowells, please post them in the comment facility below this post.
From David G:
My Father died at 8:35 pm EST.(2-16-10) I'm a mess...and I'm okay!! ...but...wellll
I just wanted to let you know...
so each day is ash wednesday
all this life is ash wednesday