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What information do prayer requests generally include?

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Generally, prayer request forms include spaces available to write the name, contact information and the actual prayer request. However, filling in the name and personal contact information is entirely optional.

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Typically, all submitted prayer requests are emailed to the designated members of the church that specifically focus on praying for the requests. If the contact information is included on the fill-out prayer request sheet, then a volunteer of the prayer team may reach out to the person who submitted the request. Many churches have prayer requests available to fill out online, to which volunteers might reply back with an email.

Many churches that offer online prayer request forms leave a disclaimer not to include confidential or personal information before submitting the prayer request form. If the prayer request refers to a sensitive topic, then there is contact information offered to speak with the pastor or a pastoral staff member one-on-one. Churches often offer counselors for those who have sensitive personal information that they are seeking prayer for.

Oftentimes, many churches also include a section on the form designated to prayers that have been answered. They encourage people filling out the form to remember a time when their prayers were answered.

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