What does Café Prayer look like and how does it work?
The Café Prayer banner is displayed in an obvious location, with the leader sitting at a table next to it, with a drink.
Explanatory leaflets are on each table, inviting people to speak to the leader if they wish to receive prayer. They can either go to speak to the leader in person, or a number for a Café Prayer mobile phone is given on the leaflets so they can text or ring if they don’t want to leave their seat.
The leader will notify a prayer team (two people sitting together enjoying a drink elsewhere in the café) who will then join the person requesting prayer at their table. The prayer is offered with eyes open and no physical contact so that other customers are unaware that it is even taking place. After the prayer, the team will simply move away to another table.
At the end of the allotted time, the banner is collapsed, leaflets collected and those involved simply slip away so that people don’t think they are being talked about!