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Ash Wednesday

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

(available here to download

and print)

- a candle
- a small bowl with water

- a mirror

- a few paperclips

- a small rock (or something similar)

- a pen

- a black marker

Quick Links

To access a particular station use the links below:


1: Press Pause (below)

2: Reflection:

Broken & Beloved

3. Commitment:

The Ways of God

4. Community:

Power of Teamwork

5. Mission:

Salt & Light

6. Offering:

Beauty from Ashes

Station 1




Materials needed:

- 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.