From little acorns mighty oaks grow
We held our prayer spaces event in church and had four different prayer stations-
Prayer Space 1: Perseverance / Personal
Main Aim: To help the children focus on what helps us to keep going and not give up by
exploring the story of David & Goliath and giving them the opportunity to knock down
their own giants.
2 Timothy 1:7 - ‘God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid. He gave us a spirit of power
and love and self-control.’
Prayer Space 2: Resilience
Main Aim: For the children to develop their understanding that they can be strong,
courageous and resilient against the discouraging obstacles they may face in life as they
grow to reach their dreams.
Joshua 1:9 - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not
be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Prayer Space 3: Resting in the shade
Main Aim: To give the children the opportunity to value rest, relaxation and mindfulness,
whilst potentially reflecting on God’s strength and power above us.
Matthew 11:28 - “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
John 15:5 - “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear
Ask the children to think of a peaceful place (e.g. a hide-away place in their house,
somewhere calm & relaxing) and invite them to think about that place as they hang a
piece of fruit on the tree.
Prayer Space 4: Achieving the right goals
Main Aim: To give the children opportunity to reflect on aiming for the right goals in life
as they pray, aim & score a goal.
John 10:10 - [Jesus said] “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jeremiah 29:11 - I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to
give you the future you hope for.
Ask them who would they like to be like when they are older (suggestions could be parents,
teachers, famous people).
Ask them if they know what “success” means - explain it’s like achieving what you set out to
achieve. Like a runner winning a race, or a footballer scoring a goal.
Each child took home a small acorn to remind them of what they had done at prayer spaces.
Please see our class reflection books for lots more photos and reflections from the day!