1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (Acts 2.1-4)
Pentecost provides a lot of wonderful images to center interactive prayer stations around: birthday, fire, breath, and wind – just to name a few. Below are ideas for interactive prayer stations focusing on hopes, dreams, and visions and the symbolism of the Holy Spirit. The 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.”)
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Interactive Prayer Station #1: Spirit Visions
Materials: Markers, Flames (cut out of red, orange, yellow paper), Monofilament Line, Paper Clips, Embroidery Hoop, White Ribbon
Preparation: I bought a 18″ diameter embroidery hoop and wrapped it in white ribbon. As I wrapped the ribbon, I strung metal rings so that the flames could be hung.
Interactive Prayer Station #2: Rainstick Hopes
Materials: Pens, Stamps, Stamp Pads, Nails, Strips of Paper (red, orange, yellow), Mailing Tube, Beans, Spray Paint, Drill
Preparation: I spray painted the tube and pre-drilled holes to make it easier for the nails to poke through. I filled the tube with beans.
Interactive Prayer Station #3: Pentecost Prayers
Materials: Pinwheels, Bucket, Sand, Labels