Burdens

cross with postits

This contemplative prayer station uses sticky notes and a cross to actively hand our burdens over to God.

Directions for Leadership:
This station can be done in various ways; with a wooden cross, with a cross taped out on the floor with candles around it, or a large cross you can stick pins into.  On the ground place throw pillows or chairs for people to sit or kneel around the cross. Also scatter sticky notes and pens with the instructions around the area.  If you can use a Christmas tree stand of bucket of rocks to place the cross in the center of the area, that helps create more esthetically pleasing space.

Prayer Station Instructions:
Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest.”

Invite God to help you rest in this moment.
Consider what burdens you are carrying around; those doubts, fears, obligations, worries, and feelings of inadequacy that are weighing you down. Write or draw a symbol of those burdens on the post-it notes provided.

Prayerfully stick those burdens onto the cross. As you do, focus on an image of God taking those burdens from you and carrying them for a while, as you seek rest and peace.

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