1 Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. (Luke 4.1)
Below are ideas for interactive prayer stations focusing on Lent. These particular interactive stations are courtesy of the confirmation youth at St. John’s who created these stations as a part of their class. The interactive prayer stations are meant to be intergenerational. There are also stations designed for ages 2-4. You can see more pics here. (For more specific instructions on layout, purpose, design, and more ideas, you can view previous posts tagged under “Interactive Prayer Stations.”)
Interactive Prayer Station #1: Loyalty to God
Materials: Colorful strips of paper, Markers, Baskets
Consider the question “How is loyalty to God lived out through my actions?” Think of two ways you can be loyal to God in your everyday life. Keep the paper with you this week as a reminder of how you can be loyal.
Interactive Prayer Station #2: Testing God and Vice Versa
Materials: Handout, Pens, Basket, “Snail Mail” Sign
1. Reflect on a time when you asked God for something and expected to receive it. Fill out an order form with something you may have asked for. How does testing God this way affect your faith?
2. Have you ever felt that God tests you? How? Write down an experience on the back of an order form. (Optional: How do you respond?)
Interactive Prayer Station #3: Desertion of Faith Exercise Instructions
Materials: Glass Blocks, Map, Pens, Basket
1. Ask yourself, “Have you ever felt deserted by your faith?”
2. If so, think of a moment, or moments that made you feel deserted. Think about how you felt. What were the trigger points that made you feel deserted?
3. What were the moments that helped you overcome your desertion? Again, what were the trigger points that helped you overcome your desertion?
4. Did you have a new connection with your faith, if so, how did you think differently about your faith?
5. Mark out these events on the provided “map,” and place them in the glass wall.