Youth Prayer Station Activity
Simplistic Prayer stations
Station 1: Conversation
One of the basic forms of communication are conversation. We as humans enjoy talking to one another all the time. We get this from our father above if you don’t already know. So, at this stations lets have a conversation with our Father. So, tell God about your week, high points and low points, stuff you enjoyed along with funny moments. Most of David’s Psalm are just this.
Station 2: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is not just a holiday; it is a way of giving thanks to God. We give thanks every Sunday at church during the Doxology and right after Eucharist if you didn’t realize. Thanksgiving is an important way to acknowledge how God interweaves in our life. So, let’s do that. So, give thanks to God for everything that went right this last week, answered prayers, and a general thanksgiving of what he has done in your life.
Station 3: Confession
For this station put your hands on a cross. Now pray in confession leaving your sins on the cross. If you need words to say check out the confession below.
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and apart from your grace, there is no health in us. O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare all those who confess their faults. Restore all those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to all people in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, that we may now live a godly, righteous, and sober life, to the glory of your holy Name. Amen.
Station 4: Intercession
So, intercession is the practice of praying for others. So, at this station I want you to pray for one of these groups: either your family, your friends, the influential people in your life, or each person here in the youth group. If you want to take up the task of all three go for it. You can pray over their health, school life, or just anything that is going on in their life.
Station 5: Praying Scripture
Did you know there a ton of prayers throughout the Bible. Of course, you have the Psalms which Father Luke calls the Prayer book of the Bible, but their ones in the middle of books and letters. From Samuel’s mother, Hannah, to Paul in his letters to the churches he planted. It is pretty neat as a resource especially if you don’t know what to pray. So, at this station lets pray so scripture, pick one below:
• Psalm 23- Guidance, protection, and discipline
• Psalm 51- Cleaning your soul
• LUKE 1:46-55- God supporting you
• Luke 1:68-79- Praising who God is
• Romans 16:25-27- Doxology
Station 6: Lord’s Prayer
So, the Lord’s Prayer is something we do every Sunday. Also, a majority of the stations are within it. So, if you haven’t guessed that is what we are praying at this station. You can either just say it or add a little bit after each section with thanksgiving, provision, confession, protection, and proclamation respectively. It is your choice.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Station 7: Lamenting
Lamenting means express grief over something that you deem unfair, unreasonable or frustrations. So, to make is simplistic, at this station you are going to tell God about your current frustrations like you would tell your friend. Whether it is something from this last week or something you’ve been holding in. But with Lamenting prayer after you tell God about it you ask God to enter the situation and give it to Him. That’s the cool part.
Station 8: Listening
So as humans we hate silence. There is a reason behind it being awkward. It means we have to give up control and wait. That is exactly what listen prayer is, waiting on His timing in giving an answer. So that’s what I want you to do right now. Choose a couple or a bunch. Do not be disheartened if you do not hear. Listening prayer is a great way to train to hear his voice, so you need to do it over and over again.
• Who I am to you?
• Tell me a lie I believe about myself?
• Tell me a truth I need to hear?
• Do I have value to you?
• Jesus why me?