Facebook already asks for your thoughts. Now it wants your prayers. The social media giant rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online.
In Facebook Groups employing the feature, members can use it to rally prayer power for upcoming job interviews, illnesses and other personal challenges big and small.
Here's how it works: After they create a post, other users can tap an “I prayed” button, respond with a “like” or other reaction, leave a comment or send a direct message. Facebook began testing it in the U.S. in December.
There are some eyeing it warily as they weigh its usefulness against the privacy and security concerns they have with Facebook. How do you feel about putting in your prayer request on Facebook?