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What is the Jesus Storybook Bible?
If you haven’t heard of the Jesus Storybook Bible, then you need to pick one up. It is my absolute favorite story Bible because of the way the stories are told. Every story points to Jesus, or as they say “every story whispers His name,” and they break down some fairly tough concepts in ways preschoolers can understand.
On to the Lord’s Prayer (ever notice how it’s always THE Lord’ Prayer, not Lord’s Prayer, even when I was typing a description for this post I ended up saying “This The Lord’s Prayer craft…” isn’t that silly?). A year or so ago I found this great craft that helps kids learn the Lord’s prayer, but didn’t quite like how it was, and I wanted another bracelet rather like my Christmas story bracelet (by the by I’m trying to figure out an Easter story bracelet, but that’s percolating away on a back burner).
So, here goes my the Lord’s Prayer craft:
The Lord’s prayer craft bracelet
Do you know why Catholics have a rosary? It’s a set of beads designed to help Catholics go through a rote set of prayers.
Now I’m not completely on board with a rote prayer, or all of the prayers included in the Rosary (I can see the logic behind the theology, I just don’t agree with all of it). But the concept is sound.
This is a craft to help kids remember how to pray, and that’s the whole idea behind the Lord’s Prayer.
I’ve found when making bracelets with large numbers of kids with various degree of crafting ability it works best to use pipe cleaners for beads, it may not look as pretty, but it’s easier for them to slide on the beads.
Blue- Dear God,
Prayer starts like a letter with addressing who you are talking to. You don’t really have to say “Dear God,” you can start it with whatever name for God you prefer. I knew someone who started her prayers “Dear Daddy,” and that was the sweetest thing ever.
God is perfect and deserves our praise, the white bead reminds us to praise God.
Where have you fallen short of God’s standard? What do you need to tell Him about?
Brown- food and shelter
What do you need? God is a loving Father who wants to give you your requests, but we need to ask Him.
God forgives us for our sins because of Jesus’ shed blood. Likewise, we should forgive those who have sinned against us, is there someone you need to forgive?
Purple- God’s sovereignty.
God is in charge and purple is the color of royalty. Praise God for who He is, and what He has done. Take a moment to thank Him for your many blessings.
More the Lord’s Prayer ideas
As I was working on this post I found a few other the Lord’s Prayer ideas stowed away on my pinterest boards.