Prayer cards are tools that you can use to help people get the prayer that they need and to guide their own prayers. These cards come in different sizes and appearances. Some have prayers on them that you can pray throughout the day and others are blank so you can write down what you need to pray for. If you have a prayer card, you can keep it with you at all times to remember your prayers. Anyone who has a religion that involves prayer can carry or fill out a prayer card.
Blank prayer cards allow people to write down the things in their lives that they need prayer for. Hand out blank cards to people when you are in a prayer group, for example. They can be index card size or smaller. Tell people they have the option to stay anonymous when filling out the card and omit their names. Gather the cards and put them in a box. You can pray for all the requests by yourself, or you can divvy them up between the deacons in your church, whichever works best for you.
You can give people cards that have prayers on them already. These are found at religious bookstores. If you have a Bible study group, hand these out with a prayer on them that is pertinent to your group and its theme. For example, if it is a group for people in grief, give them a prayer card related to healing. This will help guide people's prayers.
If you want to pray for people, give out business cards with your contact information on it. Explain on the other side why you want to pray for them and that they can call you anonymously if they want. You can place these around your town at laundromats, community centers and coffee shops --- just make sure the owner gives you permission first.
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