Adults and children will create a chain of prayers—both personal and formal. Each day during Lent, the family will remove a link together and say the prayer on that slip or pray for the intention listed there.
Download Prayer Chain Family Handout
To print: 1 per family
Document: 9 pages
This download contains three resources for this activity. The first is a family handout that explains the activity and discusses the Lenten discipline of prayer. The second is a set of 20 prayers printed onto strips. The third is a set of 20 blank paper strips on which families will write their personal family prayers.
For this activity center, set up a work table with the following materials:
Printed family handouts, one for each family
Packet of 20 strips of paper with prayers printed on them, one set for each family
Packet of 20 blank strips on which prayers can be written, one set for each family
Staplers and/or tape
Pens and markers
Tips for Gathering Materials
Prayer Strips: Prepare these well ahead of time using the template provided. Print them out and pre-cut them into strips. Then, bundle each set of 20 together with a rubber band or paper clip.
Blank Strips: Prepare these in the same way you prepare the prayer strips. Bundle together sets of 20 and secure them with a rubber band or paper clip. Be sure to have plenty of extras on hand.