Stuff You Can Use: Forever Prayer Station

I am 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.

Prayer StationsOver the next several weeks, I'll be posting some of my favorite prayer stations. 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 winter retreat focused on sex, love, and dating.

Prayer Station: Forever   

Scripture Link: Matthew 19:5-6

Themes: Marriage 


- Large banner that says "Forever" 

- Scissors 

- Sharpies 


Matthew 19:5-6 says

“For this reason, a man shall leave his father & mother & be joined to his wife and the two shall become one flesh.” Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Everyone who chooses to get married does so with the intention that it will last forever. However, the reality is that sometimes, relationships fail.

Use the scissors to cut a section off of the Forever banner.

Use a sharpie to write some of the reasons why you believe relationships fail on the section of the banner you cut off.

Now think about someone you know who has a healthy marriage. What does a healthy marriage look like to you? Specifically, what can you learn about establishing a healthy relationship from the example you thought of?

Take a moment and thank God for the examples of healthy marriages he has put in your life.

Download this Prayer Station as a PDF here.

Get The Two P's Prayer Station here.

Get The Body We Hate Prayer Station here.

Get the Big Mistakes Prayer Station here.

Get The Feminine God Prayer Station here.

Get The Perfect Spouse Prayer Station here. 

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, 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), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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