The motivation for this resource comes out of a strong desire to provide resources for the local church to grow both individually and corporately. Prayer stations provide engaging prayer activities that can aide people in learning to pray with increased focus and greater effectiveness. They also provide an opportunity for God’s people to pray together using a tool where everyone can feel engaged. The prayer stations are grouped together in this resource using a variety of topics.
Many of the prayer stations are a great tool to experience praying the Scriptures. God promises that his Word always accomplishes his holy purposes. So learning to stand on the promises of God is vital. In addition, the stations often include sample prayers to help the beginner get started and allow everyone who participates gains a sense of unity in prayer.
The prayer station signs are designed to be eye-catching and appealing. They are varied in design, colorful and yet simple. In many cases, suggestions are made to include other items at the prayer stations besides the signs. These items will encourage the participants to respond in some way. For example, some stations call for participants to write out a prayer, use a prayer guide, draw a picture, or add a name to the poster. Clear instructions are vital to help people feel comfortable praying. Instructions are included on the signs in the resource. Additional items needed are clearly listed in the contents.
We have elected to make this resource available as PDF’s on a CD. Feel free to pick and choose from the many samples. Have fun designing your own prayer stations using these suggestions.
The signs for the prayer stations are included in a separate file because they will each print as two sheets of 11×17 paper. They can easily be placed in a frame, on a bulletin board, or on a display easel. We have found that larger lettering and pictures are helpful when several people are using the prayer stations together. The numbers in the table of contents refer to numbers of the PDFs in the file for the signs.
Margie graduated from Millersville University in PA with a degree in elementary education and enjoyed teaching first grade before raising a family and being a stay at home Mom. Married to Harry, Margie has two grown sons and two granddaughters and a grandson in Wisconsin. We moved to TN in 2002 to be in full-time ministry with Aldersgate Renewal Ministries.
Margie became ARM National Prayer Coordinator in 1993 and enjoys coordinating a national network of intercessors who pray for ARM and for the renewal of the church by the power of the Holy Spirit. As Director of Prayer Ministries, Margie now oversees all aspects of the prayer ministry for ARM. Margie enjoys creating resources that equip the body of Christ to do concerts of prayer. Team manuals for the Lord, Teach Us to Pray seminar and the Pathways to a Praying Church seminar were developed by Margie. In 2009 Discipleship Resources released a resource Margie wrote for individual and small group study entitled Lord, Teach Us to Pray, a study of personal prayer. Pathways to a Praying Church, a study of corporate prayer was released in 2011. Until He Comes: Living out the Book of Acts was released in 2012.
Intimacy with God
PDF #1 – Return to your first love
PDF #2 – Redefine who we are in Christ
PDF #3 – Reestablish your priority for intimacy with God
PDF #4 – Reignite a fresh fire
Renewal of the Church
PDF #5 – Cry out for the church – Renewal
PDF #6 – Cry out for the church – Healing
PDF #7 – Cry out for the church – Unity
PDF#8 – Cry out for the church – Power
PDF #9 – Days of Elijah – Declaring the Word of the Lord
PDF #10 – Days of Moses – Righteousness being restored
PDF #11 – Days of Ezekiel – Dry bones becoming as flesh
PDF #12 – Days of David– Rebuilding a temple of praise
PDF #13 – Days of the harvest – Fields are as white in the world
The character of Christ
PDF #14 – Love
PDF #15 – Peace
PDF #16 – Joy
PDF #17 – Perseverance
PDF #18 – Forgive as Christ forgave
PDF #19 – Be kind and compassionate
Prayers for families
PDF #20 – Children and grandchildren
PDF #21 – Aging parents
PDF #22 – Encourage one another
PDF #23 – Marriages
PDF #24 – Praying prodigals home
Life in the Spirit
PDF #25- Do not grieve the Holy Spirit
PDF #26 – Keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord
PDF #27 – Openness to the gifts of the Holy Spirit
PDF #28 – Growing the fruit of the Spirit
PDF #29 – God’s people released with power
PDF #30 – God’s people released with authority
PDF #31 – God’s people released with anointing
PDF #32 – God’s people released with courage and hope
PDF #33 – God’s people released with joy
PDF #34 – Ignite my heart in prayer for the community
PDF #35 – Ignite my heart in prayer for schools
PDF #36 – Ignite my heart in prayer for hurting people