has responded to 60 million requests for personalized prayers since its launch in 1999.

By Jennifer Riley has responded to 60 million requests for personalized prayers since its launch in 1999. The worldwide online prayer resource founded by former businessman Bill Keller made the announcement in a news release on Monday. With the declaration “No One Turned Away,” has helped “countless thousands of hurting people across the nation” including intervening in as many as an estimated 1,300 suicide calls.

“ is about healing and restoration,” explained Keller in the news release. “Our goal at Live Prayer is to change the Internet from a cold, faceless void into a tool to reach millions of hurting souls worldwide. We are not here to preach to the choir.”

Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is an online resource available 24 hours a day to see and hear, through streaming video, a man or woman pray for the caller’s needs.

“Every man and woman, no matter where they live in the world and regardless of their economic standing, has trials and tribulations in life, from health problems, relationship problems, to problems with job and finances,” said Keller. “We believe the only answer to the problems we face is a personal relationship with Christ. While that doesn’t make us immune to life’s problems, it provides a foundation from which we can successfully deal with every crisis and situation we face.”

With the help of a team of 700 retired pastors, personally responds to some 40,000 daily requests for prayer. Since its launch, approximately 110,000 people have made commitments to Christ, and some 1.8 million “praise reports” have been submitted to prayers answered.

In addition to, Keller sends out a daily devotional to 2.1 million email subscribers. And his Live Prayer with Bill Keller television program is seen by an estimated quarter-million viewers each night. The late-night show is slated to go national later this year.

“We think may just be the next ‘Big Thing’ in mass media faith-based outreach,” said Susan Zahn, founder and president of WDC Media, the PR firm representing LivePrayer. “Bill Keller understands that the Internet is framing up to be the dominant form of electronic media in our culture, and he is using it to reach the millions of hurting people who would never darken the door of a church. I really believe this outreach has only touched the ‘tip of the spiritual iceberg’ that exists in America. Once goes national, we think Keller’s mass appeal will match Dr. Phil’s.

“A Dr. Phil on a divine mission, that is.”

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