ABCOPAD has launched its
new Prayer Ministry using a social media platform.
ABCOPAD Prays is a Facebook group where members of the prayer team can
both read and post prayer requests. Instead of a traditional email-based prayer
ministry, the new ABCOPAD Prays allows each prayer team member to
share prayer requests in real time as well as post prayer responses to the
No longer will prayer team members need to submit prayer requests to an administrator
who would then create and dispatch a separate prayer email message to the
group. By using a social media platform, each prayer team member will be able
to interact with one another directly, sharing prayer joys and concerns. Also,
when a prayer team member is led to offer a public prayer, such prayers can be
posted as a comment to the group.
ABCOPAD Prays is a public Facebook group; however, people will need to be a member of the group to post messages or comments. By making ABCOPAD Prays a public group, people with a Facebook account will be able to find the group and view posted messages but will not be able to post or comment until they become a member. Prayer team members will be able to add individuals who are friends on Facebook to the group. Of course, if people don’t find the ministry helpful, they will be able to leave the group at any time. By using this Facebook group setting, we hope to create a more interactive and conversational atmosphere were prayer needs can be shared and prayed for more freely.
Of course, everyone needs to remember this is still Facebook… where confidentiality is
almost impossible. And so, people wishing to engage prayer partners privately
will be able to message members to offer private, confidential encouragement
Our current plan is to make ABCOPAD Prays our primary
prayer vehicle. Having said that, we understand not everyone is on Facebook. As
such, a once-a-week short summary of prayer messages and updates will be complied
and dispatched using Constant Contact email.
ABCOPAD recognizes more and more people are using
mobile devices and no longer use email as their primary way to communicate
on-line. Our hope is this new prayer ministry platform will meet the needs of
our prayer team and Region.
would like to join our ABCOPAD Prays
- Go to the ABCOPAD Facebook Page
where you can find a link to the group. Click on the link, and ask to join!
We look forward to having you on the prayer team!
Thank you for being a prayer warrior and partner in ministry.