San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
"At any given time in America, an estimated one third of our population is experiencing a personal crisis of some type, and it is often one that we cannot solve on our own," says Mark Weimer, Founder of Pray America.
"Perhaps more than any time in our country’s history, people are seeking answers to life’s struggles. Natural disasters, our growing national debt, unemployment, home foreclosures, rising health care and education costs are exerting new pressures upon families struggling to make ends meet. These problems are sometimes manifested by domestic violence, mass shootings, suicides and substance abuse," Weimer went on to say.
“This new multi-media campaign is aimed at giving people who are experiencing hard times and struggles another option…prayer…praying for others in turmoil and encouraging others to pray for those who may need its comfort. Sometimes we feel so alone, with people all around, but no one to care for us. Americans have always come together in times of great need. From barn raisings in the 1800's, where a whole community would meet to help one another, to hurricanes and other disasters, Americans have a long history of reaching out to those in need, and now we have given them the means,” Weimer concluded.
Pray America offers an Internet platform where people can feel the love and support of their fellow Americans, or share personal needs, large or small. The site, sponsored by a group of Christian people, is open to all faiths, so that anyone can pray and can ask for prayer. There are no financial requests on the site; there is no political affiliation and it is not affiliated with any particular group or religious denomination.
A Multi-Faceted Campaign
The Pray America campaign will include broadcast and cable television, radio, selected print media, banner ads for websites and posters placed at major airports and shopping centers. The primary focus of the campaign is a TV PSA being distributed to 1,000 broadcast outlets, 500 major cable stations and 125 national networks.
The TV PSA is a poignant visual story about a young woman who was severely injured in a car accident which killed her older brother. She spent 47 days in a hospital, with a spinal cord injury so severe doctors told her that she would never even stand again.
The young woman refused to accept this prognosis and began praying, followed by months of excruciating physical rehabilitation. Through specialized physical therapy and prayer, she has been able to stand for 3 minutes on her own --- something the doctors said would be forever impossible. She is beginning to regain feeling and has started to crawl in physical therapy sessions. Her faith and determination are unyielding. The prayers and her determination are working.
The call to action encourages the public to visit the website http://www.PrayAmerica.com. Where the public can see prayer requests from others, post one for yourself, or someone you know. The website and campaign is sponsored by the non-profit organization, Alleluu.