(Last opportunity for this cycle!)
We often highlight requests for prayer in the context of doing web ring round-ups, and it occured to me that perhaps we are being called to more conscientious prayer for one another. I would like to suggest that we try setting up a system of Prayer Partners. Each interested ring member would be given another ring member's name, and you would pray for that person. Meanwhile, someone else will be praying for you. And, yes, you will probably end up praying for the person who is praying for you, too. But my thought is that you have one praying person who is responsible for you, and one person for whom you are responsible to pray, perhaps making it easier to share a particular need.
It would work this way:
1) Send me your name if you are interested. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2) I will develop a list of those who contact me.
3) I will give you the names and e-mail addresses of both your "pray-er" and your "pray-ee."
4) The extent to which the "pray-ee" shares specific information or needs will be up to the individual, but the "pray-er" will commit to hold your "pray-ee" in prayer whether you or not you are aware of immediate concerns.
Edited to Add: Thirty people have signed up for Prayer Partners thus far. I will have time on Friday to do the match-ups and send out the contact information. If you would like to sign up, please send me an e-mail by Friday morning.
I am suggesting this will be a three-month commitment, at which time we will re-evaluate and perhaps change partners. How does that sound?
Questions? Comments? You may leave those here.