Saints be praised: Social media giant Facebook rolls out a prayer tool (New Zealand Herald)

New Zealand Herald: Saints be praised: Social media giant Facebook rolls out a prayer tool. “The social media giant has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a cutting-edge way to engage the faithful online. Others are eyeing it warily as they weigh its usefulness against the privacy and security concerns they have with Facebook.”

Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature (Religion News Service)

Religion News Service: Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature. “A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Religion News Service that the social media platform is currently testing the prayer post feature. The idea for prayer posts grew out of the myriad ways users have connected over Facebook while distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the spokesperson.”