Running a Virtual 24-7 Prayer Room
In our current international climate, we're seeing a growing number of virtual prayer rooms. Communities are creating unbroken chains of 24-7 Prayer without a physical place to pray.
There are many different ways to run a virtual prayer room. Read on to find out more...
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL PRAYER ROOM?
We use the term virtual prayer room to describe an unbroken chain of 24-7 prayer without creating a physical prayer room.
Many groups and communities are praying non-stop, but in their own homes, to maintain physical distancing in the midst of coronavirus.
Here are our top tips for hosting a Virtual 24-7 Prayer Room:
GATHER A GROUP
This could be people from your Church, workplace, fellow students or friends. Share why and when you want to pray, and ask God to encourage them as you begin motivating people to pray.
Remember, you'll be praying in your own homes rather than travelling to a prayer room. This means you can pray with people who aren't in your local area or timezone if you feel led to.
REGISTER YOUR PRAYER ROOM ONLINE
Wherever you are, register your virtual prayer room and send the link to your free, digital prayer room sign-up tool to everyone who's going to pray. 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 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.
Just like in a physical prayer room, your prayer stations should 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)
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.