FreerangeFriday: Praying God’s Dreams

by Lilly Lewin
DREAM JAR STATION

by Lilly Lewin

This week I was honored to be a part of a global conference hosted by MovementDay. Normally this organization hosts an in-person gathering, but thanks to the pandemic, the entire conference went ONLINE. I was invited to lead some experiential worship/prayer practices since singing worship is hard to do together online. I also taught my workshop called “Curating Worship: An Introduction to Experiential Worship” online. Since the conference was about dreaming big for our cities and what we want to see in our cities in the next ten years, I redid one of my favorite prayer stations called “The Dream Jar” Station. I originally saw and prayed this station at the Greenbelt Festival years ago, and came home and added it to the prayer chapel at the National Youth Workers Convention. The original inspiration for this station came from the children’s book, The BFG by Roald Dahl, which I read out loud to my students in my teaching days. This shows that inspiration for prayer stations can come from so many places, like the Dollar Store (Pound Store), children’s books, TV shows, and, of course, The Bible!

So you are invited to pray this digital prayer station. You will need some paper and a pen and having your own empty jar would be great to have one, too! You and your family, roommates, or just you on your own can create a dream jar, or more than one, to keep praying with throughout this new season. Adding prayer dreams to the jar or jars as they come up! So today, DREAM BIG WITH JESUS! And pray using some paper, pen and an empty jar! Pause, Breathe deeply, and take 4- 5minutes to dream and pray!

Since most in-person conferences and retreats aren’t happening this year, my work is now all online. I’d love to help you think how to make your worship/prayer/conferences more interactive even via Zoom! So feel free to message me for more information! And check out freerangeworship.com and @lillylewin on Instagram.

©lillylewin and freerangeworship.com

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SteveRush September 25, 2020 - 10:21 am

Many thanks Lilly! I <3 <3 <3 it how you reclaim the concept (of dreaming) from a Networking business cult i got entangled with at the tail-end of the 80s – and a few years into the next decade. But the Lord rescued me, ultimately returning me to a mid-west Christian commune for recovery. Spec. He quickened a couple of passages for me, including Job and 2 Corinthians 12 at my low point. And Os Guiness' God in the Dark was also very helpful during this time. BLESSINGS and thanks again!

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