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.

Trivia: 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
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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