Stuff You Can Use: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Prayer Station

I'm a big believer in the power of experiential learning. To this end, instead of giving a talk about prayer, I'd much rather create a series of prayer stations designed to give students the opportunity to pray in a variety of ways.

Over the next several weeks, I'll be posting some of my favorite prayer stations that I've written. Prayer stations can be used collectively during a prayer night or individually as part of a larger lesson. For example: This particular prayer station was used as part of a prayer experience during a junior high & high school winter retreat focused on self-image. 

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Prayer Station: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made 

Themes: Self-image, body image 

Scripture Link: Psalm 139:13-14 

Supplies: Nail polish in various colors 

Directions:

Psalm 139:13-14 says,

For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.

Amidst all the messages we hear about our bodies, sometimes it's hard to remember that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God herself.

Take of your shoes and socks.

Then, slowly paint your toenails (Yes – even guys can have pedicures!)

As you do, think about how you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

After you finish painting your toenails, say a prayer thanking God for the incredible gift of your body.

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Download the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Prayer Station here. 

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Get the Beautiful Things Prayer Station here.

Get the One in Christ Prayer Station here.

Get the Happy Baptismal Birthday Prayer Station here.

Get even more creative prayer stations you can use with your teens here.

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the director of youth ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. When not doing ministry, she and her husband Doug can be found hiking, backpacking, and traveling.

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