Increase Your Prayer Requests With Text - by Thryve Church Texting Published Oct 22, 2021 You Can Increase Prayer Requests at Your Church 12x with Text Texting has revolutionized communication, and now itʼs being used for something much bigger: prayer. Texting can have a huge impact on prayer requests, as anyone can submit a request via text message with just a few taps of their phone. This ease of submission and the ability to prompt exponentially more people to submit can have a major impact on how your church shows your people and community you care. Here’s How to Start Getting More Prayer Requests Than Ever Before: Sign up for a church texting service. Your people want to share with you what is going on in their lives — do you have an easy way to capture that? Make sure you pick a texting service that makes it easy to engage in two-way conversation. (Try Thryve for 14-days FREE!) Look for a solution with automated prayer request capture. It can be tough to keep up with the ever-growing number of requests for prayer. The best church texting solutions give you the ability to automate prayer request capture, assign requests to your team, and send notifications to your people once you have prayed for them. As a bonus, look for features like two-way messaging and the ability to add notes of encouragement. Create a QR code and place it everywhere. Make a QR code with your unique church phone number by using a QR code generator. Anyone can scan your code and submit their prayer request via text. Have fun with it and get creative when placing your QR code in your church and around the community: place it in your church lobby, in the parking lot, at hospitals, on bus stops, bulletin boards and anywhere else you can think of. To get you started, we created this template. Respond to requests via text. Responding to peopleʼs prayers assures them that they are loved and cared for. You can also engage with them for even more growth and encouragement. Get them involved in a relevant ministry, discuss a Bible verse relevant to their need, or engage in deeper one-on-one conversation. Ready to launch your ministryʼs prayer strategy? Now that you know how texting can help you receive more prayer requests, what are you waiting for? Start receiving prayer requests from people in your congregation and community who need to know that God loves them by signing up for a free trial of Thryve church texting today.