Over the next few weeks, as we move through Lent, we’ll be sharing a series of posts on prayer. Our hope is that these conversations will deepen not only your prayer life, but also the prayer lives of the youth you work with on a daily basis.
Prayer goes beyond words. Offer your youth a chance to experience this first-hand by creating a prayer station of nothing but images. For the station below, I gathered a variety of images from magazines and art, attached them to cardstock, and scattered them about on a table. The instructions were simple:
Take a moment to use the images to compose a visual prayer. You may want to lay the images together in a sequence, sharing a visual message with God. You may want to simply create a cluster of images that relate to something that is on your heart. If another person joins you, perhaps compose the prayer in silence together. It need not be a literal prayer. Let the images speak to you and be open to the leading of the Spirit.