Stuff You Can Use: Happy Baptismal Birthday Prayer Station

I'm 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 junior high & high school winter retreat focused on baptism.

2017 Prayer Stations

Prayer Station: Happy Baptismal Birthday

Themes: Baptism, New Life 

Supplies: Happy Birthday Banner, Sharpies  


Your baptism is a type of birthday. How?

If you've been baptized, think about whatever you know about your baptism.

When was it?
Who was there?
Why do you think your parents had you baptized?

Write the date of your baptism on the Happy Birthday banner. If you don't know the exact date, write (or guess) your baptism year.

Then say a prayer thanking God for your baptism. Specifically say a prayer of thanks for each person that you know was involved in your baptism. 

Download the Happy Baptismal Birthday prayer station as a PDF here.

Get even more creative prayer stations you can use with your teens 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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