Lenten Prayer Chain

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and continues until Easter. This Lenten Prayer Chain is a good way to encourage your children to say a prayer every day as they add a link to the chain. There are 40 days in Lent because the Sundays are not counted. We have supplied you with a number of ideas and spaces for you to add your own.


Violet (Purple) representing the mourning for Jesus is the color of Lent and also celebrates his resurrection with the colors of royalty. Source: The Fact Site – 20 Interesting Facts About Lent

  • Purple construction paper
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Staples or glue sticks
  1. Print out a set of prayers for each child.
  2. Encourage the children to add their own special prayers on the blank strips.
  3. Each day have a child add a link to their chain as they say the prayer printed and include the previous prayers.

You can also do this as a group project for Sunday School asking the children for suggestions on what to pray for. Some of the answers will make you smile.

Patterns, Templates and Printables

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