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. 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: You're Amazing
- Posters that say, You Are Amazing, You Are Valuable, and You Are Unique. (Note: You can make these posters yourself. However, The Dollar Store sometimes sells the super cheesy ones designed for classrooms. Those also work well.)
Relationship experts often talk about how important it is to know yourself before you enter into a relationship.
Look at each of the three posters.
Take a sharpie. On the You Are Amazing poster, make a list of reasons why you are amazing.
On the You Are Valuable poster, make a list of reasons why you are valuable.
On the You Are Unique poster, make a list of reasons why you are unique.
How will each of the things you just listed positively contribute to your relationships?
Finally, say a prayer thanking God for the things you just listed on each of the posters; The positive qualities and characteristics you will bring to your relationships.
Download this Prayer Station as a PDF here.
Get the Forever Prayer Station here.
Get the Big Mistakes Prayer Station here.