How The Influence of John Piper and Power of Twitter Promoted Prayer

Just yesterday, John Piper posted a tweet about Terry Virgo’s sermon on prayer. This sermon had been available online for a couple of weeks and had been well received. But I don’t think I was ready for what would happen next. Over the next day around 1400 more people had watched the video. Imagine the impact of just some of them putting into practice what they learned and pursuing God more vigorously in prayer!

In that same day, a twitter search for Terry Virgo or the shortened URL Piper used revealed the list of tweets I share below some of which have great quotes from the sermon, and show that people really felt they had benefited from watching it. If you want to find our more about Terry Virgo, do visit his personal website.
Personally, I am more and more convinced that somehow watching high definition videos of sermons is more impacting than listening to audio. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch it right now! And if you like it, why not tweet about it too, and perhaps share your favorite quote.
I might even do a follow up post and include your tweet here.
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  1. Sh_normalsimonholley RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 4 hours ago from HootSuite
  2. Mydc0138_normalhmfsli RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 7 hours ago from TwitterFon
  3. Img_2112_normalhosannanoelle “Prayer is a vital prerequisite for the release of God’s power.” -Terry Virgoabout 12 hours ago from web
  4. Twitter_pic_normalakershus7 Ditto John Piper – “I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it!” http://ow.ly/hB55about 12 hours ago from web
  5. Linkd_normalmrepucci RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 13 hours ago from web
  6. Photo_91_normalaphaneuf I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55 (via @JohnPiper)about 14 hours ago from Tweetie
  7. San_diego_381cropped_normaldanielmayernik RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 15 hours ago from TwitterFon
  8. Bp_crest_01_normalmediaphish RT@JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year, I recommend ithttp://ow.ly/hB55about 17 hours ago from TweetDeck
  9. Green_4953_twitpic_normalshaver80 RT: @johnpiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 18 hours ago from web
  10. Img_2637_copy2sepiasmall_square2_normalDanielCWilson I have just watched a sermon on prayer byTerry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55 (via @JohnPiper)about 19 hours ago from Tweetie
  11. Johntwitter_normaljohnlanferman RT@JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year, I recommend it http://ow.ly/hB55about 19 hours ago from web
  12. N55702167_36447818_5894545_normalOneThing27 http://ow.ly/hB55 Astounding sermon! This will change the way you think about prayer! Praise God for such a gift!about 19 hours ago from web
  13. Drewcarlsbad_normalDrewHaninger RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 20 hours ago from TwitterFon
  14. Io_arrow_colors2_normalNationsBeGlad RT @JohnPiper – I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 20 hours ago from HootSuite
  15. Twitterprofilephoto_normalslguzman RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55 (powerful!)about 20 hours ago from web
  16. Closeup_normalReagantrose Watch this! RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 20 hours ago from web
  17. Me4_normalchrisbowditch RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 20 hours ago from twibble
  18. Twitterprof_normalpurduekenny RT: @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 20 hours ago from TwitterFox
  19. Kyle_s_head_2_normalnovashep Spurgeon: “1 hour of prayer in the morning better than 2 hours at night.” (per great prayer sermon by terry virgo here: http://ow.ly/hB55)about 20 hours ago from TweetDeck
  20. N521760083_3698_normalyohaanphilip RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from TwitterFon
  21. Fig_normalPhfig RT johnpiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55 314993">about 21 hours ago from web
  22. Default_profile_normaljoanakennington Excelent sermon on the power of prayer. Let us pray!!! http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from web
  23. Dsc09842_normaltaylormatthews RT johnpiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from web
  24. Tew04408876_00025_normalsimonredmill John Piper writes: “I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it”. http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from web
  25. Twittericon_normalnotdull RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from TweetDeck dull%20&in_reply_to_status_id=2710975702&in_reply_to=notdull" class="reply">
  26. Twitter_pic_normalNathanGernetzky RT johnpiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 21 hours ago from web
  27. 6489_1021596597721_1759400546_39630_3477378_n_normalmarshillbible RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from web
  28. James_icon96_normaljames_disciple RT @JohnPiper:I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from Nambu
  29. Tope_normalTopeKoleoso Pipers quote on Terry Virgo‘s sermon on PRAYER is not insignificant. Prayer matters. Period. Watch the video. It challenges and encouragesabout 22 hours ago from TwitterFon
  30. Birds_and_tree_normalCarolinaCaw Just finished watching the Terry Virgovideo…inspiring!about 22 hours ago from web
  31. S529922884_769895_6459-2_normalTigger1964 RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from TwitterFon
  32. Iphone_vader_normalrockstarkevin RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  33. 02_normalcvanderford RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from TweetDeck
  34. Chuck_on_lewis_island2_normalcwharrison I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo – great points ! I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55(heard about it from John Piper)about 22 hours ago from web
  35. Dscn1596_normalbjstockman loved that @johnpiper recommended a Terry Virgo sermon on prayer, which Piper says “will alter my year”http://ow.ly/hB55about 22 hours ago from web
  36. Simpsonized_normaltsebold RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  37. Amy__ron_and_isabelle_normalcitlau RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from web
  38. Photo_6_normaljustdjgarcia RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TinyTwitter
  39. 3448220549_a52746729e_normalbryanmowrey RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from web
  40. Me_normalstanuel RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from twidroid
  41. Tope_normalTopeKoleoso @PastorTimSmith : Thanks . Check out Terry Virgo‘s sermon on prayer which @JohnPiper just recommended to make u look forward even more.about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  42. Twitter_pic_2_normalamiloizides RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TwitterFon
  43. 127_normaljonpietrowski RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  44. N537689831_2189448_1148453_normaljennwhitmer RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TweetDeck
  45. Avatar-128x128_normal ukes" target="_blank">ianjukes RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from Tweetie
  46. Lex_normallexloiz RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from Tweetie
  47. Photo_77_normalIanAshby I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55 (via @JohnPiper)about 23 hours ago from Tweetie
  48. Sabo_normalsabocortez JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from txt
  49. My_graduation__2009-05-013769_-_version_2_normalJoe_Tobias RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TwitterBerry
  50. Default_profile_normalmatt1057 RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from TwitterFon
  51. Profile_normalbrucem76 RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 23 hours ago from Yatca
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  53. Me_web150x150_normalPeterPollock RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 24 hours ago from TweetDeck
  54. G_normalGod_Hasnt4got RT @JohnPiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 24 hours ago from web
  55. Img013_normaltomf80 RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 24 hours ago from Seesmic
  56. Logo_goed__web_use__normalGoEDstudyabroad RT @JohnPiper: I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it. http://ow.ly/hB55about 24 hours ago from TweetDeck
  57. Piper1-714923_normaljohnpiper I have just watched a sermon on prayer by Terry Virgo that will alter my year. I recommend it.http://ow.ly/hB55about 24 hours ago from HootSuite


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