Developing a facebook prayer strategy!

by admin October 23, 2012   Blog

Do you have a facebook page for your youth ministry?  


I know that recently facebook has come under some scrutiny for how they allow you to share information from pages.  I still think this is one of the best ways…yes ways (you still need to communicate through different streams) to communicate today to teenagers.

One of my friends share with me awhile ago a strategy that he used for facebook.  What he did was pray for one student every morning, and the day before he would ask the student who he was praying for the next day for prayer requests.  This youth pastor said it was an amazing experience, and the students loved knowing that their pastor was praying specifically for them.  This youth pastor also said that a lot of teens opened up and shared things that he never knew they were either struggling with, or were dealing with.

So, I am going to start this up next monday.  I will update this post to let you know how this experiment goes.  I am excited to get to know the students in my church better.  Once I go through the students in 55+ days, I will move on to the parents in my youth ministry.

So here is my plan: 

1. Pray for one student a day!

2. Ask the day before what are some prayer requests and explain what I am doing.  The facebook message will go out each morning at 9am!

3. Continue until all students in my youth ministry facebook page are prayed for.

4. Move on to parents!

It is a simple prayer plan for facebook.  What do you think?  Would this work in your youth ministry?


  • I like it, great idea. Prayer is powerful and any way to pray more and more intentionally is great!!

  • Michelle Rogers

    I think this is a great idea. I assume you are sending the message as a private message, correct? So you send a message asking what to pray for the day before. Do you also send a follow up message that next day, after you pray for them, to say something like I’ve just prayed for you and I hope you have a great day.

    • Ya, the message is private. Michelle that is exactly what I am going to do.

  • Robert

    Great idea-but I would add at in some cases if not all, you might want ask the student-4-a-day to pray 4 u as well-by you sharing how you value their prayer as well, it can add to a student’s self-esteem and help him/her 2 see how Gal 6:2 plays out as well…

    • Thanks robert! I love that idea. I will add that to this strategy!

  • I love this idea! 😀

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