Stuff You Can Use: Jesus' Love 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. 

Over 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. 

Prayer Station: Jesus' Love 

Scripture Link: Luke 19:1-10

Theme: Love 


- Posterboard / butcher paper labeled “Jesus' love is...”
- Markers
- Red construction paper
- Scissors
- Glue Sticks
- Pens


In Luke 19:1-10, Jesus invites himself over to dinner at Zacchaeus' house. That Jesus does this shows just how much he loves Zacchaeus. Think for a moment about Jesus' love for you. How would you describe it? On the poster, write a few words or phrases that you'd use to describe Jesus' love for you. 

Then, using the red construction paper, cut out a heart, symbolizing Jesus' love for you. 

Next, imagine you are Jesus. On your heart, use the words you wrote on the poster to write a “love letter” from Jesus to you expressing his love for you. 

When you're done, glue this letter to the edge of the Jesus' Love Is... poster, being careful not to cover up anyone's words.

Download this Prayer Station as a PDF 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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