I was so lucky to have been part of PRAY.COM‘s Philippine launch as it named our very own Mr. “Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano as it’s PH ambassador last September 9, 2021. It was such a heartwarming event, I was literally tearing up as Gary V shared his personal prayers, his personal experiences with our Lord, and his faith! Truly this man is not afraid at all to proclaim his faith to anyone!
Launched in 2017 by founder Steve Gatena, its mission is to grow faith and cultivate community. Now reaching more than 10 million people worldwide through its mobile app and website, it is the simplest way to incorporate prayer into our daily life with its audio format. Pray.com provides encouragement and inspiration through daily prayers, pastor podcasts, and Bedtime Bible Stories. In this new venture, Gary V becomes the voice behind Bible stories like Joseph as well as meditation prayers that will inspire his millions of fans.
Steve says, “Gary V is an inspiration to Pray.com and the world. The way he talks about his faith, his willingness to reach out to people directly, and encourage them to pray – it’s special. With so many out there struggling with mental and spiritual health because of the pandemic, Gary has chosen to share his voice with all of us. Now you can pray with Gary V anytime on Pray.com”.
Prayer forms a vital part of Gary V’s day. He reveals he was honored to join Pray.com and introduce the empowering prayer app to Filipinos. He says, “I want to encourage everyone to pray. I have survived so many health challenges. I am here with you today only by the grace of God. I am unashamed to share my faith in my Lord Jesus Christ. I am grateful, first of all to God, and to Pray.com for giving me a platform to help others draw closer to the Almighty God who gave His only Son to save us,”. Furthermore, he opened that prayer has been his sanctuary and refuge, especially during this pandemic. During this heartbreaking season, no one has been spared from challenges, from grief, pain, and loss. Just recently he lost his photographer of 30 years, Raymund Isaac, to Covid19, who took his photographs for the posters of Pray.com.
He adds, “I want to encourage everyone – no matter what you are going through – take a moment, stop, and pray. Prayer doesn’t have to be complicated. Start a conversation with God who loves you, God who is everywhere, God who knows you and hears your every cry. The Word promises – we can approach His throne of grace and always, we will find help in our time of need; He who has promised is so much more than able”.
The new Pray.com app aims to enable more people of faith to make prayer a part of their daily lives. The platform has multiple functions that can be accessed by registered users such as: daily prayers every morning, nightly prayers before bedtime, audio Bible stories, Christian meditations, prayer plans, podcasts of pastors from around the world including globally renowned Christian personalities like John Piper, TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Manny Pacquiao, and even Philippine pastors such as James Aiton of Favor Church, Paul and Shoddy Chase and Mylene Evangelista of New Life Church, and Bo Sanchez of Light Of Jesus Family. It also has inspirational music of different genres. It’s really an all in one prayer app!
In a time of global crisis, prayer is a path to guidance, healing, and comfort. Gary and Steve hope that Pray.com will become part of every Filipino’s life as we navigate the uncertainties of a world in great turmoil and persevere to overcome.
For exciting updates and more information on Gary Valenciano, visit www.GaryV.com; follow @GaryValenciano1 on Twitter and @garyvalenciano on Instagram; subscribe to Gary Valenciano on YouTube; and like Gary Valenciano Official on Facebook.
Pray.com is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play; and check out “Make Us Whole Again” on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music. Help spread the word about Pray.com by posting it on your social media platforms using the hashtags #PrayPhilippines and #PrayWithGaryV.