Lord’s Prayer Stations!

27 02 2012

my favorite station: "Forgive us our trespasses..."

Last night, as part of our Lenten series on prayer, we set up a series of small group stations to take an interactive look at the Lord’s Prayer.  I’m including our planning resource as a free download if you ever want to use it!

Download here: Lords Prayer Stations

Here’s what made this work (for us…of course, feel free to adapt with your own group!):

1. We did NOT have the students go to the stations in order. At each station, the youth received a foam puzzle piece, on which they re-wrote that section of the Lord’s prayer (in youth-friendly words!)  After completing all the stations, each small group put their puzzle together to see their final version of the prayer.

2. We gave each group a candle to take with them to each station, as a way of marking that space as sacred.  This simple technique helped keep the youth focused throughout the evening!

3. These stations really engaged all five senses (including smell and taste, which  I find notoriously hard to incorporate into Bible study!)

4. We paired a high school senior up with each of the middle school groups…and it worked great!  Our seniors stepped up to the challenge of leading their groups, and the middle schoolers loved having a “fun adult” at the stations with them.  Afterward, one of the seniors remarked, “My favorite part was at the end, when I had them put their puzzle together and read what they had written.  That’s when I realized: they got it.  It worked.”  

(And when he shared that, I thought the exact same thing!)

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7 responses

27 02 2012
JayEssJay

Good stuff!

27 02 2012
Linda

That’s awesome!!

10 03 2014
Amy Brown

where did you get the template for the puzzle pieces? the link in the leaders guide doesn’t seem to work. You have great stuff here – thanks for sharing!

18 09 2014
calliebdean

I’m so sorry, I just saw this comment. I’m sure it’s too late, but here is a link with the puzzle pieces: http://lrrpublic.cli.det.nsw.edu.au/lrrSecure/Sites/Web/faces_jigsaws/support/documents/jigsaw_6pieces.pdf

19 08 2014
katharine29

This is brilliant, thank you so much for sharing. It will be an amazing resource for working with my confirmation group

18 09 2014
calliebdean

I’m so glad to hear that! Thanks for stopping by!

6 01 2015
Joyce

I am requesting permission to adapt this prayer station for our Youth meeting later this month

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