The Prayer of a Text Driven Life
However much he may want to, I do not believe God will answer the prayer of the student who turned in his test and prayed, “O God, please let Paris be the capital of England!”
—Nicky Gumbel, “How and Why Should I Pray?” Alpha Evangelism Series (HTB Publications, 1994)
You can now send your prayers to God via a website.
Newprayer.com says, “Simply click on the Pray button and transmit your prayer to the only known location of God.” The site claims it can send prayers via a radio transmitter to God’s last known location: the star cluster M13, believed to be one of the oldest in the universe.
Crandall Stone, fifty, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, engineer and freelance consultant, set up the site after a winter’s night of sipping brandy and philosophizing with friends in Vermont. The conversation turned to Big Bang theories of creation. Someone suggested that if everything was in one place at the time of the explosion, God must have been there too.
“It’s the one place where we could be sure he was,” Stone said. “We thought that if we could find that location and had a radio transmitter, we could send a message to God.”
After consulting with NASA scientists, the friends settled on M13 as the likely location. They chipped in about $20,000 to build a radio wave-transmitting website.
Newprayer.com transmits about 50,000 prayers a week from seekers around the globe.
Note: Newprayer.com is no longer operational.
—Judith Gaines, “Tapping into God,” Denver Rocky Mountain News (March 13, 2000)