I have had this thought going through my head lately… actually plaguing me at times because it wasn’t something I was sure I wanted to take on. I also wasn’t sure how well-received it would be. So here goes… give me your feedback, please!
I’m thinking of having a weekly prayer post – somewhere that anyone who wishes can link to or leave a comment with their prayer requests, and know that others will pray for them.
Sometimes it’s just easier for some reason to confide in online friends than in “real life” friends. Sometimes the emotions are just very raw, and the typing it all out helps more than actually speaking the words. Sometimes it’s just nice to have one more place to go to ask for prayers, even after having asked people we know to pray for us.
Here’s the format I have in my mind, but I’m totally open to suggestions too! I’m thinking of having some scriptural quote or possibly a passage from a book – mainly having to do with motherhood, wife-hood, and/or just basic Christian life; some sort of food for thought. Then listing my prayer requests for the week. I will probably be able to keep this fairly short (think bullet points) most weeks, but of course we all have weeks where we need extra prayer for crises or special circumstances. Then I would either open it up for people to leave prayer requests in the comments, or if there’s enough interest, a McLinky for others to link their own prayer posts to.
This would be for prayers of petition, intercession, thanksgiving, etc.
(And I PROMISE to not be long-winded in them! :) )
I’m also thinking of actually setting up a second blog to use specifically for this once-a-week post. I like the name “Where Two or Three are Gathered…”. What do you think? (It’s a reference to a Bible passage about prayer.)
So… any takers? I feel like this is something that’s been laid on my heart; I am a *pray-er* and I know many of you are too! Let me know your thoughts!
Have a beautiful day! :)