Eternal Prayer NFT site

Religious Website Promising to Commemorate Prayers on the Blockchain Is Gone, Thank God

Guess we missed the 15% off Easter sale.

With news of NFTs declining in popularity, it would, perhaps, take a miracle to get them back into the spotlight. Enter “Eternal Prayer,” a website that, actually, no longer exists, so I guess the Hail Mary didn’t work after all. Even so, I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence if I didn’t let you know that there was, in fact, a website that sought to, quote, “commemorate your prayers for all eternity on the blockchain.”

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How did this website even work?

I first came across the website via a tweet from theologist Mason Mennenga, who shared it along with the message, “Uh oh, evangelicals have NFT’d prayer.” The site, currently, isn’t around anymore (bless), but as we all know, the Internet is forever. Tyler Huckabee over at Revelant broke down how the site supposedly worked which included “minting a unique NFT for your prayer that you can keep forever” and something about an early Easter sale? According to Huckabee, “Eternal Prayer” worked in three easy steps.

  • Submit your prayers to Eternal Prayer.
  • We inscribe your prayer on the blockchain.
  • You receive an NFT to honor your prayer.

Now I’m not the most religious person out there, but I was under the impression that praying was something you, um, verbalized? Or if you are reading scripture, it’s already in a certain good book? Or if you do want a visualization of your prayer, why choose to have it “inscribed on the blockchain?” What higher purpose would that serve? “God doesn’t seem to be particularly involved but maybe that’s beside the point,” says Huckabee, who went on to say that each prayer cost $20, was limited to 250 words, and had up to a 24 hour turnaround time. If $20 was a bit too steep, there was an early Easter sale where you could get 15% off by using the code PRAY2JESUS.

NFTs already have a pretty scammy reputation, but according to Huckabee, “Eternal Prayer” is more suspicious than the average piece of ape art. “For starters, who is behind this? No idea. All the website says is that it is run by a ‘Christian organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel and prayer with our community.'” Who was the organization and what were its credentials? That’s a conversation between you and whatever God you worship.

Then? There are the testimonies. “Through the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14–30, Jesus instructs us to invest our resources and time wisely and in a way that benefits The Kingdom of God,” says John T from Tennessee. “Jesus softened my heart to lift my prayer to Him permanently on the blockchain with Eternal Prayers. My heart takes solace that my prayers will live on until Judgement Day when we can be reunited in Heaven as one flock.”

There’s also this one from Ken G from Colorado.

Thanks to Ken G’s investment in NFT Christ, their gardening business has flourished. Money well spent in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. (I’m kidding this website was completely absurd).

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