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: Broken
Scripture Link: Luke 19:1-10
Themes: Brokenness; Service; Compassion
- Large glass shards (from a broken jar or glass)
In Luke 19:10, Jesus says he has come to “seek out and save the lost.”
One way of thinking about who's “lost” is to think about those who are “broken.” Broken people are those who are imperfect; Those who in some way need help. In that respect, we're all “broken”. We're all “lost”.
With that in mind, carefully take a shard of glass from a broken jar. On it, write down one way in which you're broken. Then place it in the bowl.
Look at what's written on the glass shards. Given all this brokenness, what's one practical way you can serve others, to help mend the brokenness you see present in our own community? Write this on the poster.
Get the Jesus' Love Prayer Station here.
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