Earlier this week, we looked into Eternal Prayer, one of the bleakest websites we’ve ever had the misfortune of visiting. For a mere $20, you can get your prayers “commemorated” on the blockchain, and get a free NFT in the process (some restrictions apply like, for example, a 250-word limit). That’s an awful lot of terrible things in one sentence, so allow us to take the sting out of it with some good news: The website appears to be gone.
The Mary Sue found that Eternal Prayer is no longer in the prayer blockchaining business, perhaps owing to the waves of bad press it got from both concerned Christians and just anyone generally concerned about scammy-looking websites. NFTs are already facing a rapid decline in popularity, meaning anyone looking to make a quick buck on a bursting bubble needs to start scraping the bottom of the barrel, and that appears to be what happened here. Clearly, Eternal Prayer spent so much time making NFTs of people’s prayers that it forgot to pray for its own success, and here we are.
If you didn’t see our piece last week, here’s what you missed out on. A Christian organization (that’s what they called themselves. “A Christian organization.” That clears that up!) will relieve you of $20 and put a submitted prayer onto the blockchain to be commemorated forever, as a little bonus to having an audience with the loving Creator of Heaven and Earth. Is $20 a little too steep? Well, there’s a discount for that: 15 percent off with the code PRAY2JESUS. Or rather, there was a discount. Until the site went down.
Sound a little fishy? Well, there were testimonials from the likes of “Ken G from Colorado” singing the praises of his answer to his NFT prayer. Nothing suspicious about tha— uh, hang on here.
Well, OK. Maybe that’s a little suspicious. Anyone wanting to get into the blockchain grift will have to look elsewhere, and best of luck to them. And anyone looking to have their prayers commemorated for all eternity can take comfort in the fact that God’s memory is working just fine.