Our church is having a prayer vigil this weekend, from 3pm on Friday through 7am on Sunday morning. The Prayer Vigil team set the chapel up with stations. I invite you to tour each station -- images are in the collage (click on the image to see a larger version. A card was with each element, as listed below.
Baptismal Font: For the lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17
Touch the water and remember whose you are.
Mustard Seeds: For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will moved and nothing will be impossible for you.”
See how small the mustard seed is? Pick it up and remember the power of your God.
Saltless Crackers: Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be
restored? Luke 14:34
Taste the crackers and remember how tasteless life is without God
Clay: Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; We are the clay, and you are our potter; We are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
Hold the clay. Shape it. Remember you are clay in the potter’s hand.
Do you trust him to shape your life?
How have you allowed him to transform you?
Rocks: “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7b
Pick up a stone. Feel its weight. Remember how damaging your sin can be.
Candle: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not overcome it. John 1:5
Light the candle and remember God’s light shines through you in the darkness.
Cross and Nails: God made you alive together with him, when he forgave us all our trespasses, erasing the record that stood against us with its legal demands. He set this aside, nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:13b-14.
Pick up the nails. Consider the concerns on your mind, the sins you carry, the obstacles between you and God. Write them on the paper, and then nail them to the cross.
Here these words Jesus spoke:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into th world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Nail them to the cross.