"Do not refuse a request to pray for the soul of another, even when you yourself lack the gift of prayer. For often the very faith of the person making the request will evoke the saving contrition of the one who is to offer the prayer"
- St John Climacus
We share prayer requests and praise updates from the field on Twitter. Every Wednesday at 11am EST we tweet a single 140-character prayer update. Why Twitter? Partly because the Fathers say that powerful prayers don't have to be long; they can be "arrow prayers," short prayers that one sends up to heaven at any time and any place. Twitter is perfect for that. Oh, and got prayer requests of your own? You can now share them with us! Tweet them to us using @copticorphans. We'll pray and share.
Prayer is the work of heaven, but the hidden force that makes all good things happen on earth. At Coptic Orphans we strive for the highest levels of professional excellence. At the same time, we believe that we can do absolutely nothing by ourselves, and that lives are changed through our work only because of prayers that move heaven. Prayer partners of Coptic Orphans are the front lines of our work in heaven, a special ministry among all staff, supporters, and volunteers who work for transformation. They move heaven so that mountains will be moved for Egypt's children.
If you are already a sponsor, pray daily for your sponsored child and ask your child what individual and family needs you can pray for. Commit to become an agent of change by praying regularly for the children and the work of Coptic Orphans and to keep all prayer requests completely confidential out of respect for the dignity and privacy of the children you pray for.