Ribbon Prayer

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An insightful craft project that will help kids learn
the Lord’s Prayer.

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Stuff you’ll need: For each person, 4 inches
each of blue, white, purple, green, yellow, red, orange, and gold
ribbon. You’ll also need a Bible.

Get ready: This craft is designed to help
children learn the Lord’s Prayer. Using Matthew 6:9-13, have
children tie their ribbons together in the order of the prayer.

Tell kids:

*Blue is the color of fathers. Say, “Our father who art in
heaven” as you hold the blue ribbon.

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*White represents holiness. Say, “Hallowed be Thy name” as you
tie white to blue.

*Purple is a majestic color. Say, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be
done” as you tie purple to white.

*Green is the color of the Earth. Say, “On earth as it is in
heaven” as you tie green to purple.

*Yellow reminds us of wheat. Say, “Give us this day our daily
bread” as you tie yellow to green.

*Red reminds us of Jesus’ blood. By trusting in Jesus, we’re
forgiven. Say, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven
our debtors” as you tie red to yellow.

*Orange is the color for the darkness of evil and temptation.
Say, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil”
as you tie orange to red.

*And gold reminds us of God’s heavenly kingdom where he reigns
forever. Say: “For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the
glory, forever. Amen.” as you tie gold to orange.

*Now let’s use the ribbons to say the entire prayer
together.

Talk teasers: From the Lord’s Prayer, what does
God want us to pray about? What attitude does God want us to have
as we pray? What do we learn about God from this prayer? Use this
ribbon to practice saying the Lord’s Prayer. Then tie the ribbon
around your neck and take it home as a reminder to pray in your own
words each day.

Martha Turman Elberton, Georgia

GRADES K-6

 

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