Stuff You Can Use: With This Ring, I Thee Wed 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: With This Ring, I Thee Wed

Themes: Marriage, Faithfulness, Church 


- A toy ring  


In a wedding ceremony, when rings are exchanged, the following words are said:

Take this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Throughout the New Testament, the church is called the Bride of Christ.

Accordingly, this means that as in a marriage, Jesus is faithful to us. In the same way, we are called to be faithful to him.

Take a ring and place it on your ring finger.

Then thank God for the ways that you have experienced his faithfulness.

Next, imagine what it would look like to remain faithful to Jesus throughout your entire life. Ask God for the courage and ability to live this way.

Finally, take off your ring and return it to the table. As you do, close your prayer by saying “Amen.”

Download this Prayer Station as a PDF here.

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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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