With Lent and Easter just around the bend, I thought it was a great time to re-share my friend’s Prayer Hands with a free printable. It’s a simple way to remind your kids of what is important and remind them of all that they have to be thankful for, not only during this time of year but all year through.
This post was originally written and shared a few years ago, but it remains a very popular post, so I wanted to reshare it today before the Easter season. This post contains affiliate links.
Prayer Hands Craft
My dear friend Deanna is always coming up with awesome ways to teach her children to grow in His love. She also teaches Sunday School at her church and she is just a fantastic mother and friend.
A few weeks back, I was asking her for advice for the kids. I told her that our children seem to just become so quiet when it was their turn to pray out loud. (When we do our family devotion and prayer at night). They would whisper “You go first” to their brothers, or they would do a “thank you for my family, house, friends …….” prayer. I wanted them to dig a little deeper.
Deanna to the rescue! She let me borrow her son’s “prayer hands”. She made these with her kids and she has them use it at night, although they don’t need to once they have used them enough to remember.
It is a way to give them suggestions of what to pray for, while they are young so that they can grow from this and learn it and expand on it as they get older.
Start out on your thumb, saying “I Pray”
- When the first one comes up, they will point to their pointer finger and say “Adore God. Lord, You are…” Your child will continue with this sentence.
You can give some examples for your child to follow during your first few times using these Prayer Hands.
- For the second card, they will point to their middle finger and say “Confess sins. Please forgive me…”
- On the third card, they will point to their ring finger and say, “Thankful Heart. Lord, I am thankful for…”
- On the fourth card, they will point to their pinky finger and say, “Supply Others. Lord, please help others and please help me, too.”
On each of these cards, you and your child will continue the sentences by filling in what is on their heart and mind.
Print Your Own Praying Hands
To print these prayer hands, simply click this link to be taken to a printable document where you can print out these cards. You can print them all one paper or change colors and print them on a variety of colors.
I hope that you liked those! I love them and our kids love them, too! Thanks to my friend, Deanna, for allowing me to borrow them and share them with you!
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