Praying for the youth

by Shiela (NDDU-IBED)

How wonderful you are Lord

for giving us a life
which is full of enthusiasm
and energy.

How wonderful you are Lord
for giving us the gift of intelligence,
talents and skills which we are
using to realize our mission here on earth.

Hear us your children, O Lord
We beg you to forgive our shortcomings
especially during the times that
we are overwhelmed with materialism in this wicked world.

Bless us with courage, determination and trust
Bless us with wisdom and understanding
Help us make a decision which is beneficial
not only to our lives but also to the common.

We are looking forward for a new EDEN
which is free from from earthly experiences
We are hoping to encounter you
in the midst of our endeavor. Amen.

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There are thousands of sites, books and ideas for prayer stations out there. Just a quick google search for “prayer stations” will bring up some great ideas. There are also Pinterest boards with ideas.

Last week I decided to create a prayer station experience for our youth. I tried to focus on creating stations based on things we had around the youth center and church.

Once I set them up, I blocked off the area so no youth could go in early. I dimmed the lights, and created a

spotify playlist of worship songs

to have going in the background. The youth were free to go to any station, in any order. They spent about 45 minutes going around to each one.

Below I have included each of the stations. The “Set-Up” is what I used to physically create the space. The “Instructions” are what I printed and had posted at each station. The “Verse” was also printed and placed at the corresponding station.

Here they are:

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Godly Goals

Set up –

I took a table and placed it below our basketball goal. I strung 4 strands rope from the goal to the table. I placed pens and paper on the table along with clothespins for them to use to attach their goals to the rope. (You could use a child’s basketball goal, or soccer goal if needed)

Instructions –

As we live life day to day, it becomes easy to be caught up in the mundane tasks. God has way more planned for us. Take a moment to think of what God may be calling you to do, start, or be. Write that goal on a card and pin it to the rope leading up to the goal.

Verse-

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.-Philippians 3:13-14

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Glowing

Set up-

Highlighters glow under black light. So I placed four place lights on our concrete floor and had the youth write out their responses. Was a great way to show the difference between light and dark. Use whatever surface works for your group.

Instructions-

We are called to be light in a dark world. We reflect the light of God wherever we go, to those around us. Use the highlighter to write words or draw ways you can be a light in the world. Pray for all those things others have written down, that those before you may shine light in the darkness.

Verse –

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” -Ephesians 5:14

Forgotten-

 Set up –

I took lost and found items we had in our youth group and put them on a table.

Instructions-

The articles before you are actual lost and found pieces from the church. They are most likely not looked for anymore, have been forgotten and no one searches for them.

Pray for those in the world who are forgotten. Pray for other youth who feel lost or forgotten.

Verse-

If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. -Isaiah 58:10

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Rest-

Set Up-

I put down a carpet, placed some bibles and blank journals on a coffee table, laid down some pillows and created a comfortable place just to be still.

Instructions-

Rest. Sit and rest. Read from the Bible, Journal, write a note to God, or just sit and be still in the presence of God. Stay here as long as you like.

Verse-

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28

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Praise and Thanksgiving Wall

Set up –

We have a wall painted with chalkboard paint as part of our youth center, so it was easy enough to use that. I just placed a bucket of sidewalk chalk on the floor, and ran christmas lights around the edge for illumination. You could use butcher paper or big post it notes taped to the wall.

Instructions-

Use the chalk to write, or draw what you praise God for, and what you are thankful to Him for.

Verse-
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. -Psalm 106:1

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Wipe Your Sins Away

Set up-

We have a large painting of the crucified Jesus done by the Jesus Painter in our youth center. I placed two dry erase boards by it and put poster board on the wall beside it.

Instructions-

The picture on the wall is of Jesus on the cross. He died on the cross so your sins would be wiped away, and you would be made clean.

On a dry erase board write something that separates you from God. It may be a sin you struggle with, someone you need to forgive or an attitude about something you need to get rid of. Once you have written it down, wipe it clean. Look at the clean white board and remember that Jesus cleans you white as snow.

On the poster board write a note of thanks to Jesus for what He did.

Verse-

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

-I John 1:9

Salt of the Earth

Set up –

A table with salt shakers set on it

Instructions-

Salt makes things taste better. Salt preserves things. Salt makes things more interesting. Salt brings out flavors in food.

Put some salt in your hand and taste. Then pray how you can be salt in this bland world, and what that means.

Verse-

You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.

-Matthew 5:13

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Pray for the World

Set up –

We used a television and put a map of the world on the screen. Actually because we did not have a map of the world. As I sat and looked I thought how cool it would have been to make scrolling photos of situations in the world that were going on.

I placed post it notes and markers nearby.

Instructions –

We are called to take care of not only those around us, but the whole world. On the TV is a map of the world. Write a post it note prayer for a person, situation or place it over the TV. Let us cover the world in prayer.

Verse-
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. 1 Timothy 2:1

Pray for You

Setup –

I had a computer monitor with a Poll Everywhere poll on the screen. I placed my iPhone in front so they could use it to enter the concerns. My hope is that we will use this more in the future, so this was a way to introduce our virtual prayer wall.

I would go by and see the concerns posted and pray for them, however next time I hope to contact several adults who would monitor the wall and pray for the requests as they were made. Or have a station somewhere else in the room with a monitor for youth to pray for the concerns posted.

Instructions-

How Can We Pray for You?

Using the phone provided text 419561 and your prayer request to 22333

There will be people praying for each concern as it is posted.

What prayer stations have you used? How do you use them? What questions do you have?

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I was at Bible study and today we learned about the beatitudes.  I enjoyed it very much, however; what really got to me was what proceeded after Bible study.  Testimonies were given by the members of the church.  Many of the testimonies were testimonies of how the Lord has given strength to those who lost a loved one.  Though I didn’t give a testimony tonight, I was touched by the ones that were given and was moved by them.

Following the testimonies was prayer request.  An elder at the church (who I really admire) asked us to pray for her family because they just experienced a lost in the family.  The lost was of a person who was in their early twenties.  Out of respect to the family, I’m not going to state how this person passed, but I was definitely moved by it.

Today, we’re living in a world where people are dying every day and many times it’s due to drugs, dangerous addictions, shoot outs, etc.  I can speak on this because I myself am young.  Being young, a Christian, 21 and an African American male isn’t easy.  The youth in general has to face a lot of things parents typically seek to shield their children from.  I don’t want to ramble, but I ask that you pray for the youth. Pray for our strength, pray for the Lord to guide us.  If you’re a parent, ask the Lord to keep a shield of protection around child or children, ask him to cancel any and all plans the enemy is plotting on your child or loved ones.

The bible tells us that when two or more people come together in Jesus name, He will be in the mist – well though I’m not physically there with you, I’m there with you in spirit.  With that being said, please say this prayer with me:

Lord Jesus, please forgive me and cleanse me of my sins.  Father, I put in a special prayer for the youth.  There are so many things the youth is faced with, especially in these last days.  Lord I ask that you protect the youth.  Place your angels of protection around them.  Stop any and all plans of the enemy.  Father, for those who turn to drugs, violence, dangerous addictions, prostitution, the streets or any other thing other than you… I ask Jesus that you change their hearts and help them to replace those things with a desire to have a relationship with you.  Please reveal yourself to those who seek your face.  Cover us all in your blood Lord.  I pray and ask these things –believing Father by faith that you will do these things. Thank you Lord in advance. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Ko soun tOluwa o le se
To ba sojo a soda
A sekan bi otitu
A sekan a mu bi oye
Ko soun tOluwa o le se

Omo Nigeria gbogbo
A ni lati gbadura gidi
A ni lati gbadura gidi … Aa
Elese ni wa
Baba, E da’rijin wa o
E ma wo tese mo wa lara
Baba, baba, baba
Mp wole, mo wole, mo wole f’adura

Aaa … Youth of the Nation
We need a vision
And rededication
For we have a mission
Ape mo’ra eni la npe temi temi temi temidire
Open your mouth
And say Amen
Say Amen
Say say say say say Amen
A ni lati gbadura gidi …

Youth of this Nation
Na which time you go wake?
Them no go put leadership for your hand
Na you go take am yourself
No be by force
Na by sense
Na you go make Nigeria better o
A nation with vision must plan for the future
Youth na the future o
Youth of this nation
Tie your sokoto well well
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Ikoko ti o j’ata idi re a gbona
Pot wey go chop pepper him yanshi must hot
We have a mission (E gbo na) to build this nation
E ba je a pagba kan
Ko fadura ran wa lowo
Agba kii wa loja, loja laye
Kori omo titun wo o
He needs no introduction
He has seen many tribulatuion
This is a voice of wisdom
Ha … Oloye Pataki lawujo, leni to ba gba prisoner of war
Oya e gbadura fun wa
Pray for the youth
Uleee
Prayer: Could you please stand in silence
You may or may not believe it
But it is true
God is with us here
In this country, Nigeria
Yes
Olorun a wa pelu e (Ase)
Nkan to da’wo le
O ma ma soriire ni (Ase)
Oboba laa b’oke
Koko laa b’okuta
Iro iku ni won npa m’ada
Ko si nkan to ma se e (Ase)
O ti o
Wa ma lo siwaju ni (Ase)
Bo ti ngb’oriyin f’awon to ye ko gb’oriyin fun
Olorun a ma gb’oriyin fun e (Ase)
May God in His infinite mercy and wisdom
Crown you with all the desires that you seek (Amen)
May you be greater than we (Amen)
May you be greater than we (Amen)
May you be greater than we
A ni lati gbadura gidi …

не может нравиться
Для того, чтобы расплавить соды
Тлеющий, как честный
Тлеющий рассматриваются как суммы
не может нравиться

Все нигерийцы
Нам действительно нужно молиться
Мы действительно должны молиться … Аа
грешный
Отец, наш da’rijin
Как вы не знаете, нас
Отец, отец, отец
Депутат подписал, я подписал, я подписал f’adura

Ааа … Молодежь нации
Нам необходимо видение
и освящении
Для нас есть миссия
Mo’ra трубы через шахту позвонил мне и шахты Temidire
Открой рот
И сказать Аминь
сказать Аминь
Скажем, скажем скажем скажем скажем Аминь
Мы действительно должны молиться …

Молодежь этой нации
За это время вы просыпаетесь?
Их всегда ставили Лидерство для вашей руки
Вы пошли бы принять я себя
Нет визит Сил
По смысле
Потому что вы делаете лучше Нигерия вам
Народ с видением должен планировать на будущее
Молодежь за будущее
Молодежь этой нации
Свяжите штаны хорошо хорошо
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Детям j’ata почему горячий
Fiesta вэй отбивная перец Ему Yanshi должен горячим
У нас есть миссия (представьте себе), чтобы построить эту нацию
Это pagba
Нет отступлений не поможет
Взрослый не сбивает с толку, мировой рынок
Найти новых членов его просмотра
Кто не нуждается в представлении
Он видел много tribulatuion
Это голос мудрости
Ха … выдающийся статус, человек, который берет военнопленного
Доход Помолитесь за нас
Молитесь о молодежи
Uleee
Молитва: Не могли бы вы Встаньте в Silence
Вы можете или не верить
Но это правда,
Бог с нами здесь
В этой стране, Нигерия
да
Бог был с ним (Final)
Это может da’wo
Вам не удастся (Final)
Oboba b’oke соблюдение
При условии соблюдения b’okuta
Поддельный смерти были голодные m’ada
Ничего не делать это (Final)
это
Не используются больше в (Final)
Бо ngb’oriyin f’awon должен был для gb’oriyin
Бог не был gb’oriyin для него (Final)
Пусть Бог в Своей бесконечной Милости и Мудрости
Корона вам все желания, которые вы стремитесь (Аминь)
Можете ли вы быть больше, чем вы (Аминь)
Можете ли вы быть больше, чем вы (Аминь)
Можете ли вы быть больше, чем вы
Мы действительно должны молиться …

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