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Concerned About Child Abuse And Neglect? #ShareYourPrayer Online To Commemorate "Blue Sunday" On April 27

Campaign urges faith-driven response to epidemic

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, more than 680,000 children are abused or neglected, and as many as 1,500 die as a result.   If you could pray for these children, what would you say? That's the question asked by Shepherding the Next Generation, a network of more than 300 evangelical pastors and faith leaders leading the #ShareYourPrayer campaign to protect vulnerable children in the weeks leading up to Blue Sunday Day of Prayer on April 27.

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#ShareYourPrayer with a video and help us go viral: http://www.shepherdingthenextgeneration.org/bluesunday/shareyourprayer/

How to #ShareYourPrayer:

  • Record a 6 to 90-second video of your prayer
  • Upload or post the video to Instagram, Vine, YouTube or Vimeo
  • Share the video with @ShprdNextGen on Twitter, using the hashtag #ShareYourPrayer

The campaign encourages everyone who cares about children to participate, regardless of video experience. Shepherding the Next Generation will "Retweet" many videos.

Your video could be chosen for extensive visibility through Shepherding the Next Generation's online community. Videos will be selected with the help of three advisors:

  • Paul Strand, Senior Washington Correspondent, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN). (Twitter@PaulStrandCBN; Facebook.com/PaulStrandCBN)
  • Jay Dennis, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church at the Mall, Lakeland, Florida, serving over 9,000 members and author of six books, including The Jesus Habits, Exercising the Spiritual Disciplines of Jesus.
  • Thomas Pearce, National Director, Shepherding the Next Generation.

We will announce the winning videos on Wednesday, April 23rd.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO #SHAREYOURPRAYER

Make it real: Help people realize that more than 680,000 children are abused and neglected each year; some are probably from your community.

Make it creative: There are no rules. Say your prayer directly into the camera, use motion graphics, use actors and music, and/or share personal experiences. The possibilities are endless.

Make it inspiring, with a call-to-action: Your #ShareYourPrayer video is a powerful expression and should encourage people to take action. Direct viewers of your video to http://shepherdingthenextgeneration.org/bluesunday to learn how they can protect vulnerable kids.

 #ShareYourPrayer for Victims of Child Abuse and Neglect

 

#ShareYourPrayer for children to always be safe with their families.

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7154051-blue-sunday-share-your-prayer-children-neglect-stop-child-abuse

SOURCE Shepherding the Next Generation

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