At All Are Worthy we really value the importance of prayer. However, sometimes it is very hard for us to truly understand what it is and how to do it. So what better way for our kids to learn how to pray then to have a few stations they can interact with to learn the importance of prayer, while also discovering different ways they can interact with prayer. We are all different and it is ok that we all enjoy different methods of prayer!

Station 1 of our Prayer stations is all about Adoration & Worship. In the beginning of the Lord’s prayer it states, “Our Father in heaven, help us honor your name.” This is what we are focusing on in this station. They read through the different scriptures provided and was asked to reflect on some of the thoughts that they had about all of this.

Station 2 is Helping Us to Obey. This part of the Lord’s prayer is “Come and set up your kingdom, so that everyone on earth will obey you, as you are obeyed in heaven.” This is saying that we understand it is sometimes difficult to know what is right and wrong, but asking him to lead us to our path through him is what is needed in life. After they read through they were asked to write out specific prayer requests they have.

Station 3 is about Provision. This part of the Lord’s prayer states, “Give us our food for today.” This is simply asking God for the things you need right now and in the future. After they read through, they were asked to share some things with their partner they need now and in the future. We believe private prayer is important, but sharing prayer requests with a trusted friend is just as important!

Station 4 is about Confession & Forgiveness. This part of the Lord’s prayer states, “Forgive us for doing wrong, as we forgive others.” This is recognizing specific sins and things we struggle with and asking God to not only forgive but to lead us in the right direction. The kids were asked to write in their journals and write a prayer to God.

Station 5 is about Protection. This part of the Lord’s prayer states, “Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil.” This is asking God to guard our hearts, direct your thoughts, and keep you from things that will bring you harm. We asked the kids after they read this to meditate for a few minutes. Then they drew out pictures that symbolized the things they thought about.