Last night a used a tool that has served me well over the years. I would go as far to say that prayer stations may be the most powerful tool I have used in youth ministry. Let me explain why. Prayer stations engage our kids in a way that preaching and even small group bible study does not. You are literally saying, “Go engage with the scriptures and with God.” and “Listen to what the Spirit is saying through your interactions”
Last night we did an Easter Prayer Station. The prayer station took kids through the last week of Jesus’ life. Each table had a theme. One table covered Jesus’s suffering and another His prayer time in the garden. Each student got up close and personal with the Savior last night.
Following the prayer we had a time of debriefing. For the next 15-20 minutes kids shared, one after another, about what God had revealed about themselves, their relationship with Him, and what this youth ministry meant to them. It was powerful!
Watch the video (don’t forget to subscribe) and you’ll get an idea of how I set the prayer station up. If you want to a written copy of this prayer station, sign up for the Get It First Newsletter in the top right hand corner and it will be in my next mail out.
Have you ever participated in prayer stations? What was it’s impact on you?
Have you ever done prayer stations with your kids? What was the impact on them?