“The Power of Prayer”
Posted by micaelaperkins410 on February 5, 2013
One of the first ideas that came to mind concerning “spreadability” would have to be a news story recently written on a friend of mine. A student at WKU, he was badly burned, and taken to Vanderbilt Hospital, a few days after Thanksgiving, this past year. Since that night, his mother decided to update her Facebook with news on his improvements, his struggles, everything to do with his situation, and asking all her followers for one thing: prayer. With spreadability, many of her friends shared her posts, they were sent out all around Facebook, Twitter, and not shortly after her first post, thousands of people were reaching out and praying for her son. This “circulation of content” was the kick she needed to get her prayers, and with each new post, there were more prayers made.
Now I’m not going to make this a church sermon, though I do want you do now how remarkably well my friend improved. His recovery was something the doctors and nurses had never witnessed before, they were all astounded with how well he was doing. Long story short, with all of this spreadability, all started by my friend’s mom, this “power of prayer” story reached it’s way to Fox 17 News in Nashville, and they interviewed him, and his family all about his story and how the prayers they received through social media, really did help them in their time of need.
Spreadability can be a great thing.