National Prayer Network - Letter from the Director
Dear Fellow Church Members:
As the person who established and continues to do his best to maintain the
National Prayer List I have established rules regarding the posting of
prayers so that the privacy of individuals can be maintained.
Occasionally, I will receive a prayer request from someone who, in the
goodness of their heart, is requesting prayers for a friend, family member,
member of the church, or sometimes all three wrapped into one. Those prayer
requests sometimes contain very sensitive information about the individual
or the individual's family. Such information sometimes includes criminal
background activity, information about mental disorders, information about
law suits, or other information that could negatively impact the individual
if it became known to the wrong people. Additionally I, as the person who
posts that information to the world at large, could be held liable for any
damages resulting from law suits or libelous injuries.
I am asking everyone to please read the rules regarding the posting of
information on the National Prayer List. Those rules can be found at the
[also see below]
I respectfully ask that everyone please adhere to these rules. Any prayer
requests that I receive that contain sensitive information I will post, but
will delete the sensitive material or names, to protect those mentioned.
Also, please be careful of assuming that everyone would like their private
matters posted to the Internet. We all desire to pray for our friends,
brethren and family who are in need of God's healing and certainly you have
the ability to pray for them in private on your knees. However, please
remember that the National Prayer List is a format to
for someone. Please obtain permission from the individual who is in need of
healing before posting their information on the Internet.
I appreciate, in advance, your cooperation.
In Christ's Service,
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Rules of Submission to the National Prayer
To submit a prayer request please adhere to the
Please provide the following requested information about the person in need
- Whether or not the person needing prayers is a member of the ICG
- Whether or not the person submitting the request is the subject of the
- prayer request
- Whether or not you would like the persons address listed so that they can be
contacted by other church members.
Please do not type your narrative in all CAPITAL letters. All CAPS are
considered the equivalent of shouting on the Internet. If your request is
sent in all CAPS it must be retyped before being posted which is a time
Your narrative will be placed on the prayer list exactly as written with the
exception, that information which may be defamatory or embarrassing to the
individual will be deleted from the narrative.
The following are examples of information that will be deleted from
narratives for the protection of the individual or the individual's family:
If at all possible please obtain permission from the individual to place
their name on the prayers list. Some individuals may not desire to have
their personal information placed on the Internet for viewing by the entire
world therefore if the prayer request is submitted by someone other than the
individual in need of prayers, the last name of the individual may be
omitted for their protection.
- Information about legal issues which are of a sensitive nature.
- Information about possible criminal violations.
- Accusations of a libelous nature.
- Any information that the webmaster may determine to be embarrassing to the
individual or the family.
This web site reserves the right to edit prayer request narratives to
protect the web owner and the subject of the prayer request from possible