Aim: At this critical time for the NHS and other front line services, Southampton House of Prayer, in conjunction with Love Southampton, is raising specific prayer support which is informed and provides those working on the NHS front line with the cover that they need.
How it works: We have created a number for Southampton NHS Prayer Line for those who want to pray for the NHS or are working in the NHS.
For NHS staff: the number can be used to text us prayer requests and we guarantee that we will pray for them. This information can be used (with permission and after editing to maintain confidentiality) to inform the prayer updates that are broadcast to the group. You of course are also welcome to join the group; you will not be identified as an NHS worker if you do.
For people wanting to pray for the NHS: text “join” to 07940 471 246. After an initial message to confirm your permission, we will send out a daily prayer text with targeted points based on information received from medical staff in Southampton and other sources. As things progress we may also issue prayer alerts for specific Southampton health care issues. It is intended to limit the number of messages sent.
The contact number is: 07940 471 246. This can be posted on public forums as a contact point. Text us your prayer request, or if you are wanting to join the prayer group, text “Join”.
The whole church in Southampton is praying: The intention is to have people from across the city and its environs in the group, giving a comprehensive cover of the city’s health care system at this time. We would also hope that churches may further share this information within their communications and together we can raise an army of people who will daily pray for Southampton’s health care system and staff.
Group Reply texts
This is what you can expect if you text us either to join the group, or to send in a prayer request.
JOIN: Thank you for expressing an interest in joining the Southampton NHS Prayer Line. Your details will not be shared or used for any other purpose except managing the group. The group will be sent a daily update and occasional alerts should they arise. Please reply Yes to confirm your permission to add you to the group. For further information please see: sohop.org/nhs
PRAYER: Thank you for submitting a prayer request to Southampton NHS Prayer Line. Your name or number will never be shared. Your prayer request will be prayed over. We use the anonymised information from NHS workers to inform our daily prayer updates and prayer alerts. Please inform us if you do not want your submission included in our daily broadcast to our group of prayers. Thank you for what you do, you are appreciated and prayed for. For further information about the prayer line please see sohop.org/nhs