- Why should I add a Prayer Request?
Because God answers prayer: "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3).
It's so important to pray for one another as we join together to bring our requests before the Lord: "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19).
Prayer is not about manipulating God or seeking selfish results, so we need to realize that God will answer these requests in His own way: "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10).
This is what the Bible promises: "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him." (1 John 5:14-15).
- How do I add a new Prayer Request?
Go back to the Prayer Request List and click on "Add Your Prayer Request" in the upper left hand corner, or click here. If you follow this link, the new prayer request page will appear allowing you to type in your request.
- Do I need to fill in all the fields?
No you don't; we respect the privacy of our visitors, therefore you only need to fill in your prayer request and you can leave the other fields empty if you want to. Your message will than be added under the name "Anonymous".
- I would like to leave my email address, but I don't want other visitors to see it.
Make sure the checkbox "show email in list" is unchecked; this way a webmaster can see your email address, but other visitors can't.
- What are smilies and how do I use them?
Smilies are also called "emoticons". They are special character sequences that resemble a face expressing an emotion.
If you add a smiley, it will be replaced by a little picture; you will see a legend of these pictures and the corresponding character sequence when you go to add your prayer request. You can type in the character sequence, or click on an emoticon to insert that smiley into your message. Note that the character sequence
should be preceded and followed by a space in order for it to be replaced by a picture in your message.
For example, :) will be replaced with
- What are UBB codes and how do I use them?
UBB code is a term for codes that allow you to add special markup to your message such as underlined and bold text. You will see some examples on how to use these codes when you add your new request.