Kinetic Sand Prayer Station

Kinetic Sand Prayer Station

Creative Prayers, Object Lessons, Prayer Stations
At our Winter Overnight a couple of days ago we did a time where we set up prayer stations. One of those stations you will find below. It used sand as a way to help students realize they were making impressions on the people around them. I didn't want to make a mess with real sand so I got some kinetic sand. Let me tell you this stuff is amazing! Check out my video below. It is now my favorite desk toy. So something a little sillier. Here is the text of the prayer station. I set up two bowls of kinetic sand for them to make impressions in. Read Acts 1:8 Right before He went back to live in Heaven, Jesus commanded his followers to take His truth around…
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Family Prayer Ideas (Prayer Chain)

Family Prayer Ideas (Prayer Chain)

Creative Prayers, Family Ministry
Our church is getting ready to have a series of meeting that Baptist normally call a "revival." I'm not a huge fan of that term, and we actually aren't calling our meetings that either,  but that is the fastest way to describe them. Part of our preparation for this week will be (and is currently) several different prayer times and creative ways to pray. One of the ones that we are doing with our children has had a profound impact on my son and his desire to pray for our church and our upcoming revival. Here is the idea. During Sunday school we passed out to every child 7 strips of construction paper about 2 inches wide. At home the children are to take the paper and pray with their families about…
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Passionate Prayer Journal

Creative Prayers, Creative Worship, Youth Ministry Ideas
This week I had a feeling that our group needed to have a special time of prayer. In the end only 4 people showed up, but I don't think that made the event any less important. It was good for me if nothing else. I didn't want to go with the whole stations thing, but at the same time I have some students who will not do well with "pray for an hour" as instructions so I tried to come up with some middle ground. I made a booklet that I called the Passionate Prayer Journal. You can check out all of the text bellow and if you want you can check out the pdf of the journal. (The cover art comes from the gallery over at creativemyk) Passionate Prayer…
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Seed: Guided Prayer

Seed: Guided Prayer

Creative Prayers, Creative Worship, Worship ideas
Synopsis This is a guided prayer activity using a seed as an object lesson. Spiritual idea This is a prayer of submission to God asking Him to guide you as you grow over the next part of your life. How it works Pass out a seed to each worshiper. I would stay away from sunflower seeds as people may want to eat them, but pretty much any other seed would work. Read the prayer below giving time for worshipers to pray where appropriate. The Prayer: Hold this seed in your hand. Think about the plant that it came from. Imagine the plant that it will become… Now Think about this past year of your life. Spend some time thinking about the good and the bad things. Are you different now…
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