Special Prayers for Peace

Activity Objective

To understand that through his Resurrection Jesus gave us the gift of peace

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to comprehend that Jesus gave us the gift of peace through his Resurrection.


  • Bibles
  • Poster board
  • Colored paper
  • Coloring materials


  • Ask the children to share what they know about why we celebrate Easter.
  • Encourage the children to share how they celebrate Easter at home and at church.
  • Say: During the Easter season, we remember that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead, and gave us the gift of peace.
  • At this time, invite the children to open their Bibles to Luke 24:36-43.
  • Invite volunteers to read the story aloud.
  • After the reading, discuss the gifts of peace that Jesus shared with those who saw him.
  • Say to the children: Just as Jesus gave the gift of peace to his disciples, he gives the gift of peace to all who believe in him.
  • Invite the children to create prayer cards to help them pray for the gift of peace.
  • Pass out colored paper and coloring materials.
  • Allow the children to work in pairs or small groups.
  • Let the children know that their prayers may be shared at a special prayer service.
  • Although the children may be working with a partner, encourage each child to create a prayer card to bring home.
  • Close by inviting the children to share their prayers for peace. Remind them to share their prayers at home with other family members.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, People Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

20 minutes


Provide the children with an example of a prayer card with a prayer for peace.


Keep in mind that some children may not be comfortable sharing their prayers with the group.