Alabama Teen Starts A Prayer Locker – A Pell City High School Student, Brianna Farris, 16-years-old, started this at her high school. #PrayerLocker #BriannaFarris #PellCityHighSchool
“This one says pray for my mom, she is very sick, which is uplifting because it lets me know people trust me with things like that.”One of the request shared
Farris Started this Prayer Locker at Pell City School to meet the needs she sees among her classmates who deal with anxiety, depression, and just pressures associated with being a teenager.
This is something, I would like to see in ALL high schools.
She got the ideal from hearing about other students doing the same concept. Her doing so is alright because it is student initiated.
Farris started the Prayer Locker a couple months prior to this post.Alabama Teen Starts A Prayer Locker – A Pell City High School Student, Brianna Farris, 16-years-old, started this at her high school. #PrayerLocker #BriannaFarris #PellCityHighSchool Click To Tweet
“Within the first week, I probably got ten prayers in the locker which is more than I expected. So, I like take them home and I’d pray for them and then on Sunday’s my church also has a prayer request thing. So I write the prayer requests down and put them in the basket at church.”Brianna Farris
This Prayer Locker is located right outside of the library at Pell City High School. The note on the locker, does mention, you do not have to include your name.
“I keep all the prayers that I get in a little bag. So I’ll just like have them with me at all times so if it hasn’t happened yet, I can still be praying for it.”Brianna Farris
Brianna says administrators were first worried someone might include mean notes in the locker, but Brianna assured them it wouldn’t phase her. “So if someone were to write a bad note, I would still be praying for them even if they were to do something mean towards me about the prayer locker or something like that,” said Farris.
I know God can answer prayers and so I am like, OK God, me and you got this.”
Brianna says she wishes she had started this as a freshman because she could have helped more people.
I pray and hope she can continue this ministry and I also encourage other teens to start their own Prayer Locker Ministry at their Middle School and/or High School.
Does your school have a Prayer Locker?
If your Middle School or High School has a prayer locker, I’d like to hear from you. Feel free to share in the comments below. Thanks!