What a good idea! In reading "Confessions of a novena failure," in Aleteia, by Katheryn Jean Lopez, I found a novel way to pray.
Lopez talks about a website that constantly has a novena going in. It's short and sweet which makes it doable. Copy the prayer and text it every day for nine days to your prayer buddy. She likewise, prays and passes it on.
Do you think it will work?
I don't think it will work in my prayer group because 9 out of the 10 people don't have cell phones. It might work in my Lay Dominican chapter. We text each other to keep community and what better way to keep in touch than to pray with each other.