Creative Prayer Ideas

Collection by Mary Hawes


Ideas and resources to aid prayer and reflection

Mary Hawes
Clever idea to use at home with children - both the boy's and girl's set are the same except for decoration.

How can you teach children to pray?

If your child often says, "But I don't know what to pray," these printable prayer prompt cards will guide him or her through what the Bible says about prayer as well as what to say.

Another great prayer idea from Flame Ministry - this time using paper chains and colour coding.

Colour Coded Paper Chain Prayers

This is a very easy and visual way to pray. You can use it as a prayer station for ages, as a collaborative piece in a children's group or at home with the family. The best thing is that you can keep on adding to it for as long as you want! You will need: Strips of coloured paper, glue, pens and pencils Encourage children to help you assign types of prayer to different colours of paper e.g, Red- sorry White- people who have upset you who you want to forgive Yellow- thanks Pink- please…

String Cross Prayers from Flame Creative Kids

String Cross Prayers

Here's an idea for a prayer station that is cheap, easy and very kinesthetic for those children who like to use their hands when praying. You will need: A pinboard (at the moment, Wilkinsons are selling A3 size boards for £2!), push pins, wool, paper, pens. Push the pins into the board in a cross shape. Ask children to write or draw on a piece of paper something they want to bring to God- a please, sorry or thank you prayer. When they have done this, encourage the children to tie a length of…

Creating a Prayer Net

A creative and tactile way for all ages to pray, creating a piece of art woven with prayers. Instructions and tips for making a prayer net.

Flame: Creative Children's Ministry: Fruit of the Spirit: Patience Weaving

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience Weaving

This is a good activity to help children reflect on the Spiritual fruit of patience- how we have to sometimes wait and slowly and carefully do something in order to get to the end. Because this craft takes time and concentration it is a great all-round reflection activity too! Below are instructions and some ideas to talk and pray about. You will need: Paper plates, wool or string, thin paper strips Cut slits in the sides of a paper plate and thread wool or string through them to make a…

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Each January the Methodist Church holds its Covenant Service, where Methodists recommit themselves to God's service. These creative prayer stations focus on the commitments made in that service.

Wesley’s Covenant Service :: via Prayer Stations

Sunday night was one of my favorite Water’s Edge experiences so far! We took John Wesley’s traditional Covenant Service and created a series of Prayer Stations that helped put some ext…

The Boxes Prayer Game - another great idea from Flame: Creative Children's Ministry

Boxes Prayer Game

Children love this game, so here's a twist that adds prayer to the mix... You will need: A piece of paper, pens or pencils (each player should have a different colour) Draw some dots in lines and columns on the paper (see below). I used 10 rows of 7 dots. Each player takes it in turns to draw a line between two of the dots. Eventually, you will be able to close up boxes. Whoever draws the line that closes the box can write or draw inside the box... Someone's name- ask God to bless them and…

Interactive Prayer Stations - this links to a whole range of interactive prayer ideas and themes which have been tried in a congregation that is consciously trying to engage in intergenerational worship.

Interactive Prayer Stations - this links to a whole range of interactive prayer ideas and themes which have been tried in a congregation that is consciously trying to engage in intergenerational worship.

Play Dough Intercessions from the excellent Flame Creative Children's Ministry website

Creative Play Dough Intercessions

This is an interactive idea for use in a family or with a small group of children led by an adult or a child, helping them to focus on praying for others. Below are some ideas for praying in each section, but encourage the children to add their own prayers too! Thanks to Kate who used a variation of this with a group of us this morning. Give each child a piece of play dough. Make the play dough into a ball. Pray for the World. Thank God for creation. Pray for places where there is war and…

Orison Prayer Resources downloadable for free!

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Magnetic prayers from - you've guessed it - Flame!

Magnetic prayers

Here is a cheap and easy prayer idea that struck me as I was looking at baking trays in the pound shop! I had some magnetic tape in the cupboard and bought a pizza tray for £1. I wrote out some words to do with God and prayer and stuck a little piece of magnetic tape on the back of each. Now we have a 'magnetic poetry' prayer set that the children can use to make their own prayers! It introduces them to the vocabulary they can use in prayer and it also encourages them to express themselves…

Creating Prayer Spaces in schools

Create Your Prayer Space

Children and young people are innately curious about life. Growing up raises lots of questions, some to do with their experience, both the good and the bad, and some to do with their sense of wonder at the universe we live in and whether there is more to life than meets the eye.

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Jigsaw Piece Intercessions from Flame: Creative Children's Ministry

Jigsaw Piece Intercessions

This is a really easy, tactile idea to use for a guided group of children and it would also work in an all age service. All you need is for everyone to be holding a jigsaw piece (it's a great way to use jigsaws that have pieces missing so can't be used any more!) Have either an adult or a child introduce each section and then leave space for response, either silent or out loud. Hold the jigsaw piece in your hand and pray for yourself Ask God to help you. Thank Him for the good things in your…

Prayermate is a free, downloadable app (from the UK!) which helps you organise your prayer! Try it - and maybe encourage your young people to use it as well.

PrayerMate - Christian Prayer App