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Blog » Why & How to Use the Prayer Wall
Why & How to Use the Prayer Wall
The Prayer Wall on the Table encourages prayer. How much prayer?
- Since the Table launched more than 8,000 prayers have been posted.
- Those prayers have been prayed for nearly 70,000 times.
That's a lot of prayer, but we're just scratching the surface. You can use the Prayer Wall to start a prayer movement in your church.
Why Push the Prayer Wall?
The Prayer Wall puts the old prayer chain to shame:
- There's no need to pass requests around—everyone can be instantly updated.
- A prayer can be updated with new info. No need to send out repeated emails keeping people in the loop.
- Using the ‘Pray Now' button you can let people know that you're praying. That's encouraging. If you posted a prayer, you can be notified of that on-going encouragement—there's a shot in the arm when you're going through something tough.
- You can use the ‘flag' feature to call out prayer gossip and keep the Prayer Wall legit.
- Since you can add the Prayer Wall app to any group, you can encourage more prayer. Prayer isn't just for the Prayer Team. The softball team, children's ministry and board game group can all be encouraged to pray. (But praying for a softball championship might need to be flagged!)
- You can post anonymously. Sure, the prayer chain would let you do that, but somebody always knew. With the Prayer Wall it's actually anonymous.
- The Prayer Wall becomes an archive of your church's prayer history. Imagine being able to search through years of prayer history at your church. There's a lot of power in revisiting answered prayer and seeing how God has moved.
Make the Most of the Prayer Wall
The Prayer Wall is easy to use (watch our help video for the basics), but how do you get the most out of the Prayer Wall? Here are some tips we've gleaned from churches using the Table:
- First and foremost: Actually pray. It can be tempting to just push the ‘Pray Now' button and move on. But that would be a tragedy. Stop what you're doing and pray. That's where the power comes from.
- When you talk to people in person encourage them to use the Prayer Wall. Let them know that you pray for items there and that they should post their prayer requests. This is especially helpful when it comes from your church's pastors and leaders.
- Be proactive in your prayer. We often pray in response to what's happening in the world, but we can also pray that God would proactively move. Here are 10 ways you can pray proactively with the Prayer Wall.
- If you have a prayer ministry at church, get them using the Prayer Wall. It's a great way to see the fruit of that ministry and an easy way to get more people praying.