As Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13), the internet does open up this possibility for more prayer to be housed at a church’s online presence. One huge (under-utilized) opportunity for online ministry is having a place for submitting prayer requests on a church website.
You can do this easily with a web form that either is a widget embed code that you copy & paste onto your web page or you can link to (a sample list of free and paid services listed):
For examples of online prayers that are being done over the internet as various kinds of online community, take a look at:
- UMC Prayer Request form
- The Upper Room – Prayer Center