Post a Prayer
The following is adapted from an item in Network Rail’s Multi-Faith Network Newsletter:
The Christians in a Network Rail facility in Paddington placed postboxes in the kitchen areas so that if anyone would like some prayer, they can write a prayer request on the pad and post it.
The Christians in the office collect the prayers each Thursday lunchtime and pray for them at their weekly meeting. Everyone is invited to post a prayer whether they are Christian, a member of another faith, or have no faith of their own. The scheme has been operational for just over a month and there has been such a good uptake that they are looking to roll out Post a Prayer to other offices in the country.
A welcome meeting might contain a talk and discussion on what the group does; perhaps play a video which captures the group’s aims and ethos. Include refreshments – if the meeting is at lunchtime, make it clear that people can bring and eat packed lunches. Make time to talk to people, find out what they are looking for, and how the group can help them. Maintain contact with those who come along. Make sure the meeting is well advertised in advance, and of course pray that God will bring along many new people to the meeting.