Cross-country Bike Ride for Revival
Earlier this year, Paul Gruber believed God wanted him to sell all of his belongings and take a cross-country bike ride from just south of Grand Rapids, MI, to Key West, FL—to pray for revival.
He biked through hundreds of communities, praying as he went through each town. Often he stopped and knelt on a sidewalk or street corner, drew a circle on the ground with chalk, and said a prayer for revival. He also drew crosses in the circle and invited people to dialog or pray with him.
In July, Paul reached his first major goal—mile marker #1 in Key West. He hoped to ride a circumference around the nation, reversing his course to ride north and west—and deciding he would ride “until God tells me to stop.” He ended his ride in late July at Grenada, MS, after 3,600 miles.
His motivation was “the pain in my heart” he feels when he sees what is happening in the U.S. “We live in a world that’s hopeless . . . and I believe they need God in their lives. I’m going to do my little piece and let God do the rest.” Gruber documented his journey on Facebook and Instagram (PaulGruber123).
(C) 2013 Prayer Connect magazine.