Today I just thought again about the possibility of sharing prayer requests from these forums on the podcast each week. I think it could help further build our connection to each other as a community. I also think it can help put our enjoyment and focus on entertainment in its proper place.
The downside is that there may be some prayer requests that, for any number of reasons I can't anticipate, would be appropriate to have here on the forums but that I wouldn't want to share on the podcast. Additionally, if prayer requests were to grow significantly I might not be able to share them all on the show without giving significant time to it.
I realize that the knee-jerk reaction may be to say "Yes! Include prayer requests on the podcast!" It both seems right and certainly feels more "spiritual". But I also want to be sensitive to the purpose and focus of the show(an examination and celebration of geekery and geek entertainment), and not create a weekly segment that people will tune out from or feel bad when their prayer request is not included.
Additionally, I'm wondering about whether or not to actually pray for each request on the show if I go forward with mentioning them each week. I think praying for them would have the same benefits and potential shortcomings of simply mentioning each prayer request.
Would love some feedback and suggestions on this.