Prayer idea - Jesus' words on the cross: ‘Into Your hands I commit my spirit’

Praying for the persecuted church, using the seven words of Jesus on the cross.

Length of the prayer time : about 45 minutes in total


Light seven large candles and arrange them on a table. By each of the seven words pick up a candle, and when you have spoken the words, blow the candle out and put it back on the table. You start with seven lit candles and finish with seven candles that have been blown out.

The ‘seven words of Jesus’ are the seven sentences that Jesus spoke while on the cross.


7. “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

Pick up the seventh candle, speak these words, blow the candle out and put it back in its place on the table.

“I’m going to give each of you a pebble.

Tags: Object lessons, Creative Prayer , Easter , Light / Darkness, God's care, Trust / Fear, Good Friday