Living By Design Prayer Stations
Instructions & Resources
Welcome! Ash Wednesday (Feb. 17), begins the season of Lent, when we focus on following Jesus towards the cross and resurrection. On this day, we will be moving through six short stations for reflection and prayer. This website will guide you through each station. Begin with the "Press Pause" section below and when finished with each station, click "Continue..." to move to the next.
If you were able to pick up a Stations Kit, most of the materials are included there. If not, you will also want to gather the following:
- the six prayer cards
- a candle
- a small bowl with water
- a mirror
- a few paperclips
- a small rock (or something similar)
- a pen
- a black marker
- Press Pause prayer card
1. Light the Candle
2. Take a Few Deep Breaths
3. Remember—God is With You
Be Curious. What would God's voice sound like if God spoke out loud to you?
Listen Closely. What do you notice in the silence of the room?
Pray: Tell God you are paying attention.
You might say:
"God, I am listening.
Help me be patient and ready to receive whatever you want me to hear. Amen."
Listen. Sit in silence for a minute (or three).
Each time your mind gets distracted (it will), pray "God, I am listening" again.