Originally, prayer requests were popping up all over the forum. Many were not getting the attention they deserved, so a sticky thread in Spirituality was designated as the appropriate place for prayer requests. This offered a single point of focus for the prayer warriors. This worked well for quite awhile.
However, dedicated Rosary threads began popping up, especially during the trials of Terri Schiavo, JPII’s illness and death, and the recent natural disasters. These were deemed worthy causes and so were made into “stickies.” They were often quite popular.
Then additional rosary threads were started, many for more obscure causes. Some caught the attention of forum members. However, many did not get the attention the OP thought they deserved and so these threads faded from lack of attention.
Personally, I’m reluctant to foster multiple rosary threads because I think it just shows bad form to start a rosary thread for a particular cause and then not have it finish properly.
Now we are back to more of a free-for-all with multiple prayer threads popping up.
How about this:
Have a single continuous Rosary thread for personal prayer requests. People can add their intentions to the thread and post prayers as well. When the thread hits 1,000 posts, close it off and start a new one (being sure to note that past prayer requests are being carried forward into the new thread).
If anyone starts a new thread for their intention, you can just merge it into the current Rosary thread.
Alternately, you can have two stickies, one for prayer requests and one for prayers.