Tell us about how your prayers were answered
Christians across Norfolk, whose prayers have been answered, are being encouraged to tell their stories online to make hope visible during lockdown.
The Answered Prayer Challenge – an initiative of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer – aims to flood social media with stories of hope and faith in Christ during lockdown from January 25.
And Network Norfolk has backed the idea, asking readers to send us a link to your social media videos and posts so we can share them for you.
Founder Richard Gamble, the brains behind the £9.3m Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer – a 51-metre high monument which will be built on the outskirts of Birmingham in 2022 – hopes individuals whose faith has been lifted during lockdown will contribute.
He is encouraging selfie-style videos in landscape format to be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter naming @eternalwalluk with the #answeredprayerchallenge tag. Contributors are then asked to nominate three friends to do the same.
Richard said: “January is a notoriously difficult month for many, and the pandemic has only highlighted the struggles individuals and communities are facing.
“Our aim is to flood social media through January and February with good news stories showing that Jesus is alive, he listens to our prayers and he answers them. We believe this will bring encouragement to thousands of people.
“The key is to show that Jesus is still moving. No matter how big or small your story is, send it in. It will encourage others and make hope visible at this tough time. We can do this with your help!”
Gamble, the former chaplain of Leicester City Football Club, is the CEO of the Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer, which will be constructed using a million bricks, each representing an answered prayer shared by a member of the public.
The structure will be visible up to six miles away and is expected to be spotted by half a million vehicles on the nearby M6 and M42 each week.
There is an explainer video from podcast host, Justin Brierley here
Carrie Lloyd from Bethel Church has recorded a video to explain why she feels the campaign is important here
An example of how a social media video post might look can be downloaded here
Send your Norfolk Answered Prayer Challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured above is Richard Gamble, CEO of Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer.