PHP Prayer Board

What is it?

PHP Prayer Board is software that collects, organizes, and displays requests for prayer. It is basically a bulletin board with a specific purpose: prayer requests. Users access it through their web browsers. An administrator sets is up on a web server, typically an intranet (or LAN) web server.

PHP Prayer Board is good for internal use in Christian offices and organizations. The requests for prayer can also be published for public use.

Live demonstration

Try it yourself. Note: On your LAN, people won't post silly things like on the Internet.


    Server requirements
  • PHP version 4 or greater: a free scripting language
  • MySQL: a free database system
  • Apache or other web server

PHP Prayer Board runs under Linux, Windows, and other systems.


Click on one of these. You will get a list of mirrors. Then click on the file icon in the column download.


First, ensure you have met the requirements (web server, PHP 4, database).

Next, download PHP Prayer Board, unpacking and copying the files into your webserver's directory tree. (Note: PHP programs do not go in /cgi-bin/.)

Modify prayerboard_cfg.php to specify the correct hostname, username, and password for your database.

That should be all you have to do. To test your configuration, connect using a web browser.

Need help?


For best results, make PHP Prayer Board look like the rest of your website. The easiest way to do so is to copy your site's Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) and replace the existing file prayerboard.css.


Anyone may ask for help, suggest a feature, make comments, and help develop the software. If you have a account, please use the project page on

If the support page is too complicated, simply e-mail me instead.


Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2008 by Andrew Ziem. All rights reserved.

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