Day of prayer on 3-3-2003?
Summary of eRumor:An email call to prayer on 3-3-2003, prayer and fasting for the United States as the threat of war with Iraq hangs in the air. Some version also suggest praying at 3:03 for 3 minutes on that day.
This is an interesting one.
It was started by someone somewhere, we don't know who.
And it seemed like a good idea to other people, so it got forwarded to multitudes of others and caught on.
As the song says, "It only takes a spark to get a fire going."
Many churches and ministries including Ted Haggard's World Prayer Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, joined in calling for March 3 to be a day of prayer, so it became somewhat official.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
March 3, 2003
Mark your calendars as a REMINDER!
As Many of you know there is a chance our country may be going to war
soon…. Many of you may or may not know that in scripture, the number 3
represents the Holy Trinity…. Well, I was thinking of calling for a day
of prayer and fasting for our country…When you may ask…. March 3, 2003.
In simple terms it would be 03-03-03. Wouldn’t it be great for all the
Christians in the world or at least in our country to stop what they are
doing and pray on the same day…We could make 03-03-03 God’s Day… I mean
He was there for all of us, that day on the cross…Faith is the doorway
that all miracles come through, but prayer is the key that unlocks the
I hope you will pass this request on to all your friends and family
If God brings you to it – He will bring you through it.