Welcome to the Praying for Stangers Blog space where I hope to chronicle for you this wild and wonderful journey.
As Many of you may know for 2009 I had one resolution – to Pray for a Stranger each day. The way that resolution developed, the stories that evolved, and the way both the stories and the resolution affected my life, will now become a Penguin release in Spring of 2011.
MY special Invitation: Would you care to join me in Praying for a Stranger every day for 30 days? It could be the woman you pass in the grocery aisle, the man you sit next to on the subway, or a face in a crowded theatre.
Originally, I had never planned on telling anyone. I mean c’mon! No matter how many road trips, how many book signings for the novels, or radio shows – I’m still just an introverted writer at heart. But something happened one day when I stepped forward one day in a bus stop and told someone they were my special person for the day. That woman’s response astounded me so much I told another. And another. Because the bottom line is that day that woman’s story become a part of my story. Right there in the middle of my busy, crazy life. And anyone that knows me at all knows that stories are an extremely valuable part of my life.
Now I have invited a few friends if they would like to join me in Praying for Strangers. Would you join me for just 30 days?
(A Special NOTE: I don’t pray for people in public when I speak to them. It’s just a way to say hello and introduce myself and mention this thing I do.
This is not a conversion prayer, or a type of testimony time. It’s simply a beautiful way to connect with another human being on a personal, spiritual level.)
If you would like to pray for a stranger a day for 30 days please let me hear from you. Hey, your 30 days could begin anytime – even today! And it could last seven days or a lifetime.
This resolution continues to be an amazing adventure of the human kind. Thanks for joining the journey!