Understanding Prayer Lists in Faithlife Groups

Prayer lists add unique functionality to Faithlife Groups. Here’s a quick primer on what they can do, and how to get the most out of them.

Setting user permissions

Faithlife Groups offer five levels of access, and empowers you to set privacy settings that suite your group’s unique needs. In the group settings panel, determine which members will be permitted to connect to group prayer lists, create and share new prayer lists, and remove requests.

Regarding prayer lists, you have three decisions to make:

  1. Connect to prayer lists—That is, follow prayer lists. Anyone connected to a prayer list will be able to add requests of their own, see details on other added requests, and receive notifications about prayer requests inside their Faithlife Study Bible app.
  2. Create/Share new prayer lists—New prayer lists are created from inside Logos 5 (more on that later), and shared to a Faithlife group, but you may wish to limit access to only certain people, like administrators or moderators.
  3. Remove prayer lists—Prayer lists can be deleted easily, so guard this permission a little more cautiously to prevent inadvertent deletion.



For a more detailed explanation of all privacy controls and user permissions on Faithlife.com, check out the post “Understanding the Privacy Settings on Faithlife.com.”

Creating new prayer lists in Logos 5

It’s easy. Select “Prayer lists” from the documents menu, give your list a title and start adding requests right away. You can set frequency and duration for each request and add tags so that your prayer requests so you can find them again later.


Then, visit Documents.Logos.com to share it with a group. The “Collaborate” option will give a group ownership of your prayer list, so that members can add their own requests to it.


You could, for example, create a prayer list about a missions trip that your small group plans to make together. You would create the list in Logos 5, seeding it with some general requests like “financial support” and “safe travels.” After announcing the trip, you could share the list with your group at Documents.Logos.com, and then members could connect to it and add their own more specific prayer requests.

Add a prayer list to the group’s sidebar

Though a prayer list may belong to a group, it may still not appear on the group’s page. A group administrator or moderator can add group lists to the sidebar for all to see. Tab over to the “Sidebar” section of the group settings menu, and drag a prayer-list widget to make shared prayer requests visible to all group members.

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  1. Is there any way of keeping track of our prayers that have been answered? Our leadership team track these throughout the year.

  2. Faithlife .com is a good place to get connected with !

  3. Prayer Lists are a great resource!

  4. Robin Porter says:

    I love being able to keep track of my prayer list in Logos. One thing that I am really baffled by is the fact that you still cannot view/use the prayer list on the mobile app. Unless I have completely missed something (and I have spent a lot of time looking) this is one function that is seriously lacking in the mobile app!

  5. Robin,

    The Faithlife Groups app does support prayer lists, but the FSB app does not. The FSB is oriented around Scripture, and the Faithlife Groups app focuses on connecting you to your groups. Both are free. You can find the groups app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faithlife.mobile&hl=en

  6. Questions:
    1) for a Prayer List shared within a Faithlife Group, what happens when one member checks “Prayed, or answered”? Is it cleared from everyone’s view or just their device? My goal is to post prayers within a group, check it off when I am done praying for it, but it not disappear on others devices. Help?
    2) After you have typed in the answer to the prayer, where can you go back and look at your answered prayers?

    • Ryan Nelson says:

      1) When a member checks off a prayer, it is only cleared from their view. It’s connected to the individual account, not the device. Users can affect the source prayer list however, by removing the list from the group (if your group permissions allow them to), or by adding items to the list (again, if your group permissions allow them to).

      2) When you have indicated that a prayer has been answered, it should be added to a list of “Answered prayers” below the list of current prayers. You can see what this looks like in the open “Prayer Partners” group: https://faithlife.com/prayerpartners/activity

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