Building Prayer Stools
The Prayer Stool Project
Participants in the 2003 Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) made and used prayer stools. Prayer stools are tools to facilitate a form of silent prayer sometimes called centering prayer. You can easily learn how to make and use them with a minimal amount of tools and supplies.
MYLE was the recipient of a grant from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which made possible the Prayer Stool Project. Everyone attending the 2003 MYLE participated in small-group prayer workshops led by youth from the New Jersey Synod, and then made their own personal prayer stool to use while in Atlanta and at home. Youth who had participated in MYLE offered the Prayer Stool Project to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Atlanta, GA as part of the Interaction Center program and workshops.
Make Your Own Prayer Stool (Requires Adobe Acrobat to view and print)