Virtual Prayer Room
URL: https://virtualprayerroom.us (inactive)
Many churches have prayer rooms - rooms set aside for people to come in to pray. Hoffmantown Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico was one of these churches. However, they had seen the use of this physical prayer room dwindling over the years. People had become less willing to drive to the church, especially at night, and security became an issue as well; either prayer warriors had to know how to disable the security system, or the church would have to remain unlocked.
Having seen our work with the Not So Extreme Makeover: Community Edition, the church contacted us to see if something similar could be developed to help their prayer ministry. The resulting application that was developed extends the prayer room to wherever the prayer warrior can get an Internet connection! Prayer warriors can enlist right from the site, and must be approved. Requests and updates are tracked by date/time, and warriors can record when they’ve prayed for a request from the site, or from clicking a link in the daily e-mail they receive with requests from their interest areas. As many prayer needs are confidential, security and confidentiality are very important. Virtual Prayer Room ensures these by providing varying security levels for prayer warriors and the ability to mark each request as confidential.
In 2016, Hoffmantown Church elected to begin using another package for their prayer requests. A few other churches had expressed interest in it, but none ultimately decided to use it; so, in 2017, Virtual Prayer Room was officially decommissioned.