“The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.'” (Matthew 22.8-9)
The parable of the Wedding Banquet speaks of a wedding reception that was fit for a king and yet all those typically considered unworthy were invited to the feast. There was plenty for all. In the month of October, my church focused the whole month on hunger awareness. Interactive prayer stations are a wonderful opportunity for people to reflect on their participation, experience, and thoughts on hunger issues in the community and the world.
The interactive prayer stations are meant to be intergenerational. (For more specific instructions on layout, purpose, design, and more ideas, you can view previous posts tagged under “Interactive Prayer Stations.”) You can see more pictures of these prayer stations here.
Interactive Prayer Station #1: Appetizer
Materials: Basket, Leftover Communion Bread
These are the leftovers from last Sunday’s communion. Is grace offered only for some or for all? How do you approach food that already has “bites” taken out of it?
How might others feel getting our leftovers?
for their children?
for their future?
take time to let this settle into you now . . . invite God to place this in your faith journey.
Interactive Prayer Station #2: Main Course
Materials: Stone Soup Story, Pencils, Paper
NOTE: The story Stone Soup was read before the interactive prayer stations. Participants were instructed to bring a vegetable or ingredient from their pantry to worship.
Tell your own story about food, of being hungry, of having plenty, of sharing or of receiving.
reflect on the significance of this now . . . invite God to add this to your faith journey.
Interactive Prayer Station #3: Dessert
Materials: Dessert Plate, Fork, Knife, Spoon, Dinner napkin, Pencils, Paper, Paper Coin Boxes
What action do you intend to take as you step away from your meal and as you acknowledge Jesus as the bread of life, for all people?
You may wish to take a coin box and return it at the end of the month, to feed a family or two in our Harvest Pantry Ministry.
allow this to become part of you now . . . invite God to add this to your faith journey.