“Don’t forget to drop off your prayer requests in the big white box at the back of the room!”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said that phrase.
On our weekly bulletin we have a “Let’s Get Acquainted” tear off that allows students to write down prayer requests.
While this is FAR from ground-breaking, I have discovered a few things about communication cards:
1. If they are an option, you will get a minimal response.
2. If you provide a response space in the service, where they are focused to writing out prayer requests, you will gain invaluable insight into the hurts and struggles of teenagers.
My challenge: Mark off the last few minutes of an upcoming service for your students to write down prayer requests.
Oh, and then ACTUALLY PRAY over those requests!