Published: December 20, 2023
As a new year approaches, these seven prayer stations are a great way to invite families to pray for their community and thank God for all his blessings.
Prayer Station 1: Out With the Old
Use this station to give thanks for the blessings of the year. Provide parchment-style paper for families to write down things they’ve been thankful for over the past year. Provide an old chest for families to place their prayers of thanksgiving inside before moving on to the next station.
Prayer Station 2: In With the New
This station will focus on the hopes and dreams for the upcoming year. Provide slips of paper and inflated balloons at the station. Have families write about something they’re looking forward to in the upcoming year such as a vacation, new baby, or a new learning milestone. Have families bat their balloons in the air as they pray for God’s blessing of each family member’s high hopes for the new year.
Prayer Station 3: Neighborhood Watch
Provide a large map of the neighborhoods in your community. Have dot stickers for families to indicate where they live, then have them pray for their neighborhood. Display the map in a common area so people in your church will know their neighborhoods have been cloaked in prayer.
Prayer Station 4: Lead Me On
Display photos of your church staff and have families pray for your church staff—pray for wisdom, protection, guidance, energy, and strength to lead in the upcoming year.
Prayer Station 5: Commander-in-Chief
Have an American flag at this area to remind families to pray for the president, their elected officials, and the men and women serving in our nation’s military.
Prayer Station 6: Leave the Light On
Provide a flashlight at this station. Have families turn on the flashlight and pray for friends and family members who still don’t know Jesus.
Prayer Station 7: Hands Around the World
Have a globe displayed at this station and have family members hold hands around the globe. Then have families pray for people in other countries—especially those who live in poverty, those who are persecuted, and for those who haven’t heard the good news of Jesus.
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