Food For The Poor Offers Live Prayer iPhone App

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (Oct. 18, 2010) – Have you ever needed the power of prayer? The first ever “Live Prayer” iPhone app is now available for download by texting “Prayer” to 69866 and by visiting the Food For The Poor Web site. The app, presented by Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the United States, is free.

Whether you are faced with a challenging day, grueling decision or have a blessing to celebrate, Food For The Poor’s “Live Prayer” iPhone app will connect you to a prayer partner within minutes. A team of prayer associates are standing by to pray with you in a secure, private, one-on-one phone call. To make a prayer request simply enter your name and phone number and you will receive a return call within five minutes.

“Food For The Poor’s ministry is a reflection of God’s unconditional love,” said Robin Mahfood, Food For The Poor’s President/CEO. “Through the prayers of Food For The Poor’s donors and recipients, we as a charity have grown and prospered during the past 28 years. It is our desire to support anyone in need of prayer.”

In addition to the “Live Prayer” functionality, users can also learn about Food For The Poor, make donations to the charity, and receive special news and event notifications.

A weekly scripture and prayer is also accessible through the app.


Live prayer will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST, and on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.

The “Live Prayer” app was developed by Sourcebits, a software development company in Atlanta, and an Android “Live Prayer” app is currently under discussion. The apps donation pages are hosted by Convio, a leading provider of software solutions to the nonprofit sector, based in Austin, Texas.

Food For The Poor, the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

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Jennifer Leigh Oates
Public Relations
954-427-2222, ext. 6054