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Films about Jesus top iTunes video podcast chart

The global Christian organisation 24-7 Prayer International is making one video for every day of Advent.

They've been filmed all around the world, and centre on the theme: 'when God draws near'.

Pete Greig, one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer International, told Premier's Inspirational Breakfast: "Going to number one is incredible, but what it means is that this week more people are downloading videos about Jesus at Christmas than Ted Talks, or Ricky Gervais' podcast, or the Foo Fighters!"

"It's a bit cheesy but we just say 'press play to pray'.

"All you have to do is press play... and you can have three to five minutes in this time of preparation for the coming of Jesus, thinking about what it really means.

"Quiet times, times of prayer and Bible study are course wonderful things, but all the research shows the new generation isn't really doing it.

"But we've got such an opportunity because everyone's got an iPhone. Everyone's got something in their pocket that can be used to help them pray.

"Sometimes we just need something creative and imaginative to help us.

"We got a message from a very very very famous band, that I can't name.

"Their road manager is out there on tour, and he said: 'thanks so much, it's really helping me to connect with God each day'."

The videos can be found under the title: 'Advent 2014: When God Comes Near'.

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