Re: New Component – prayer plugin
Two things come to mind:
1. Create a new plugin for a customized Prayer component
2. Why not create a Group called e.g. “Prayers” or “Prayer Requests” instead so that way you rely only on native BP group creation.
You could change the design/layout of your Prayer Group Pages via a plugin https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-group-css/ or by adding custom body_class to your Prayer Group Pages and then tweak CSS in your theme’s style.css file