With the current international climate, we are seeing a growing number of virtual prayer rooms. Communities are creating unbroken chains of 24-7 Prayer without a physical place to pray.
Were you planning a 24-7 Prayer Room in a nation that is now limiting social contact?
Or, are you feeling the call to unite and pray during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
Here are our 5 top tips for hosting a Virtual 24-7 Prayer Room:
- Gather a virtual group – This could be people from your workplace, from your Church, fellow students or simply friends. Share why and when you want to pray, and ask God to encourage them as you begin motivating people to pray.
- Register Online – Wherever you are, register your virtual prayer room here and send out the link to your free, digital prayer room sign-up tool to your group. Encourage them to commit to an hour or more of praying from home.
- Share a Digital Space - It can be helpful to have a space online where you can collate your thoughts and prayers as a group. We suggest creating a private board that you can invite people who sign up to pray to use. You could try creating this using:
- A Trello Board
- A Pinterest Board
- A Facebook Page or Group
- Collaborate and share your prayers - Once you have decided on a platform to host your virtual room you could create virtual prayer stations or aids using a board or post for each topic. Each prayer focus could include a scripture and suggested prayer activity to help people talk to God. See our How to Pray at How to Pray at Home During Coronavirus Resource for ideas to share. Your prayer stations could engage the heart, mind and senses using:
- Links to helpful videos or information
- Printable materials
- Sound bites/Songs
- If you’re mobilising prayer for the Coronavirus Pandemic, share our 60 minute Prayer Guide Praying for the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Gather Feedback - Add a feedback section to your online space, or share an email people can use to communicate what they’re hearing from God. Share any appropriate feedback you receive with those taking part. Sending a midweek, ‘thank you for praying’ and ‘this is what we are seeing’ update is encouraging. Also consider a round up email at the end celebrating the fact you’ve reached your goal together, and inviting people to share their thoughts.
Have you run a virtual prayer room before?
What are your top tips? Share them in the comments below.
Want to join a global wave of 24-7 Prayer? Sign up to our virtual prayer room to pray for the coronavirus pandemic.
You can commit to pray for an hour as an individual, a household or as a community. Please add your nation when you sign up: (e.g. "Jon - USA") so we can see how the chain of prayer connects the globe.