Jesus is


you can find part one here.

Jesus is Rescuer Prayer Station 

Read this Scripture to your group – “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Prayer experience – Consider what burdens you are carrying around – those doubts, fears, worries, that are weighing down. (Help kids understand things they may be carrying around and allow them to share.) Instruct kids to write their burdens down on the post-it notes provided. Their prayer might be a word, a name, a symbol. Then, place those burdens inside the cross on the floor before you. As you do, focus on an image of God taking those burdens for you and carrying them for you.

Prayer Time – Instruct each child to them go place their hand on one of their sticky notes asking God to take that burden away and then place their hand on someone else’s sticky note praying and asking God to help take that person’s burden away.

Location – Gathering Room
Supplies – large cross banner, sticky notes, pens
Bracelet Supplies: U bead

Jesus is the Promise Fulfilled Prayer Station

Read this Scripture to your group – “For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Prayer experience – Give each person a party blower. Go around the circle with people each thanking God for the victory Jesus has given them. Each time someone finishes praying, blow your horns.

Prayer Time – Close in prayer after your group is finished praying.

Location – On sidewalk out back door

of North building.
Supplies – party blowers
Bracelet Supplies: S bead

Jesus is to be shared Prayer Station

Prayer experience – Give each child a piece of sidewalk chalk and have them write Jesus is (and they will fill in the blank of something they learned about Jesus.) Make sure they write it big and bold.

Prayer Time – Have the kids pray over their chalk drawing that someone that needs to know about Jesus will see it and be encouraged.

Location – Sidewalks down Manhattan street and Evergreen.
Supplies – sidewalk chalk
Bracelet Supplies: n/a

Jesus is Bracelets

Children will receive a snack size baggie from you before you begin the prayer stations. They will pick up their bracelet supplies at each station. After you have completed all the stations, your group will find a spot in North building parking lot horseshoe and complete your bracelets. There will be extra beads to complete the bracelets. Kids need to wear their bracelets when finished because in closing worship they wchallengedallenge to give them to someone that needs to know about Jesus.

last year at 24 hours 4 Him we decided to spend more time with kids actually digging into the theme through prayer stations. our theme last year was Jesus is and as i begin to prepare our 2018 “rooted” prayer stations, i thought i would share last years with you. (when i get this year’s completed, i will share them on here as well.)


Prayer Station Info Card –  Leaders, please divide your Bible study groups into smaller groups and guide your smaller group through these seven prayer stations. (You can move in any order.) Even though these prayer experiences are hands-on, please make sure they are approaching it with the attitude and respect our great God deserves.

Kids will be picking up a piece of their JESUS bracelet at each station. At the end help your group complete their bracelet in a quiet manner. Kids will be challenged to share their bracelet with someone who does not know Jesus.

There will be two parent volunteers and some youth on hand to help during this time.

Jesus Is Prayer Station

Read this Scripture to your group – “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14.6)

Prayer experience – Take a few minutes to sit and meditate on the projected images of Jesus, drawn from art throughout the ages. Think about your own understanding of Jesus and your call as a disciple of Christ. Consider: Which images affirm your understanding of Jesus and his life? Which images challenge your understanding of Jesus? What about your understanding of Jesus still surprises you, pushes you, invites you out of your comfort zone?

Prayer Time – As a small group take time to pray that God would open our eyes to see who Jesus really is and help you continue to see the way, the truth, and the life of Jesus as a radical challenge to journey in faith.

Location – seats in Chapel
Supplies – images of Jesus roating on the scfeen
Bracelet Supplies: string for bracelet

Jesus is the Redeemer Prayer Station – 

Prayer experience – Explain to the children that you are going to turn on the bubble machine and as they pop bubbles they are to think of a sin they are guilty of committing. (i.e. lying, disrespect, spiritual laziness, doubt, etc.)

Read this Scripture to your group – “You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He canceled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ’s cross. In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross of Christ.” Colossians 2:13-15

Explain that only through Jesus can the price for our sins be paid and we can be saved.

Prayer Time – As a small group pray that God would reveal our sin and need for a Savior. Spend time thanking God for sending Jesus to redeem (buy back) us from sin.

Location – Back of Chapel
Supplies – bubble machines
Bracelet Supplies: J bead

Jesus is the Lord Prayer Station – 

Prayer experience – What are some of the idols in your life – possessions, activities, attitudes, and relationships that get in the way of your relationship with God? What worries or challenges in your personal life, work, or ministry seem to loom bigger than your trust in God? Use the Play Doh to create a symbol of those items.

Read this Scripture to your group – “The Lord said to Moses: Thus you shall say to the Israelites: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I spoke with you from heaven. You shall not make gods of silver alongside me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. You need make for me only an altar of earth and sacrifice on it your burnt-offerings and your offerings of well-being, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you. Exodus 20:22-24

Prayer Time – Instruct child to silently pray to God and ask for help to put Him first before any idols they have in their life. As they pray, instruct them to smash their idol.

Location – front steps in chapel
Supplies – Play Doh
Bracelet Supplies: E bead

Jesus is with me Prayer Station –

Prayer experience – Have each child choose a mirror. Ask them what they see when they look in the mirror. Ask them if they see Jesus in the mirror?

Read this Scripture to your group – “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Prayer Time – Instruct each child to draw a heart with Jesus’ name in it on their mirror. Lead them in a time of thanking God that they can never be separated form the love of Christ. When you are finished praying, have kids erase the mirrors and prepare them for the next group.

Location – Back of Chapel
Supplies – mirrors & dry erase marker
Bracelet Supplies: S bead




twenty years ago, as i began my time in kids ministry, i looked at events in youth ministry like d-now and thought, why don’t the kids have that? through the desire to offer concentrated time in God’s Word and fellowship with other kids and adults, 24 hours 4 Him was born. this year as i participated in my 20th weekend i was blown away, yet again, to see God work in and through the lives of kids and their leaders. here are my favorite take aways:

  • leadership – dawson kids associate minister to children, jon meads, was the main one in charge of this event and he did such an amazing job with all the details. this allowed me to get to spend time and plan some special nuances like prayer stations and worship elements.
  • worship leaders – we have had a great history of worship leaders at 24 hours 4 Him. (i.e. yancy and the lads) this year was no exception. we were so blessed to have our centrikid camp worship leaders, johnathan and emily martin, lead us in worship.(that is them singing on the video below.) i so love their humble, Christ-centered hearts to lead children and families to the foot of the cross.
  • curriculum – we loved using the zip curriculum from lifeway. it was super flexible and came complete with interactive lessons, media, and special area options. i highly recommend it.
  • prayer stations – instead of a service project, we had kids rotate through prayer stations. (this went along with our church’s theme of prayer for the year.) this time was all planned out for the adults so they were able to sit back, enjoy, and experience it with the kids.  i loved watching the adults and kids gather in smaller groups and walk through interactive prayer stations that all focused on one of the names of Jesus the kids were learning about for the weekend. at each station kids received a bead to spell out Jesus. at the end of the prayer stations they made a Jesus bracelet and wore it until closing worship. at the end of the 24 hours i challenged all the children to give that bracelet to someone who needs to hear about Jesus. i have been blown away by stories of children being the church and sharing Jesus with people in their missions field.
  • t-shirt day – this is always my favorite day after the long weekend. i believe that possibly one day children will not be allowed to wear scripture shirts into schools, so we are intentional about sharing God’s Word while we can. kids all wear their 24 Hours 4 Him shirts to school on monday and i love to hear the reports about how the name of Jesus and the Word of God trickles through the classrooms, hallways and carpool.

check out our video for the weekend below. also i have included some resources to give you insight into our scheduling and planning.




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