How Do Online Healing Prayer Requests Work?


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Several churches and religious organizations, such as Christian Healing Ministries, the Christian Broadcasting Network, International House of Prayer – Missions Base of Kansas City, Guideposts, and Rejoice Marriage Ministries, provide online forms for visitors to ask that intercessors pray for healing for themselves or sick loved ones. Some organizations offer the option to request a personal response to the request, while others only allow site visitors to send in their requests with no expectation of hearing from a representative.

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Each organization has its own process for addressing submitted healing prayer requests. The intercessors at Christian Healing Ministries, for example, spend 30 days praying for each request they receive. The ministry invites visitors to submit an additional request at the end of this period if they want continued prayer for healing. As of 2015, the form on the ministry's website requests that visitors choose from several areas of healing for which they need prayer, such as healing from a terminal illness, physical healing, spiritual healing or healing within relationships.

Guideposts has trained volunteers who pray by name and need in response to submitted requests. Additionally, the prayer request form features a box visitors can check if they wish to make their requests public. When a visitor selects this box, the details of the request appear publicly on Guideposts.org so that other site visitors can pray for the person as well. In addition to healing, Guideposts also accepts prayer requests for God's guidance, financial concerns, safety and protection, and spiritual renewal.

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