A Devon Bishop is again inviting anyone in need of prayer to send their requests through Facebook.
The Right Reverend Bob Evans, Bishop of Crediton, has received hundreds of requests during Lent in the past two years. Now, prayer pleas can be posted from Ash Wednesday, February 22, until Easter Sunday.
Bishop Bob said: “Prayer is hugely important for many people, whether they are churchgoers or not. I want to encourage people to pray, and many people feel very supported in knowing that someone else is praying for them, or alongside them.
“Prayer isn’t about persuading a reluctant God to listen, but about realising the compassion and strength of God.”
By using sites like Facebook Bishop Bob hopes to make prayer more accessible to millions who use social networking in their everyday lives.
“I’ll be making time each day to pray for those who ask, when at home, in church or just pulling over at the side of the road on my travels around the county,” he added.
The Facebook page is Bishop Bob’s Prayers.