Stuff You Can Use: The Perfect Spouse 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: The Perfect Spouse 

Themes: Marriage, Relationships 

- Valentine's Day Cards that gush about the perfect spouse
- Pens


These Valentine's Day Cards list some of the characteristics our culture says an ideal partner possesses. How do they compare to the characteristics you hope your spouse will possess?

Choose one of the Valentine's Day cards and on it, make a list of traits you hope your spouse will possess.

Next, go through and cross out any characteristics that would be nice, but that you'd be willing to live without.

What characteristics are left? Why are these traits particularly important to you?

Finally, pray for your future spouse. Pray that God would bless you with someone who possesses the characteristics you listed. Pray also for the grace to accept your future mate for who they are, including the ways they fail to live up to your ideal.

Download this Prayer Station as a PDF here.

Get the Jesus' Love Prayer Station here. 

Get the Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Prayer Station here

Get the Broken 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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