Sunday School kids activity: Make the Lord's Prayer Chain

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A learning activity offering 4 versions of the Lord's Prayer

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Lord's Prayer Chain (literally)



Interesting way to reinforce learning this famous prayer.

An honest-to-goodness prayer chain-easy to make - like an old-fashioned Christmas chain - only smaller.

Boys like the chain!

Girls may add-on about 5 links (copy a cutout link on plain paper) and make a bracelet by joining the ends of the chain together at the last link. See complete instructions below.


Debts or Trespasses versions

Long version: includes "for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen"

Short version: ends with "deliver us from evil"

Figurative versus literal PRAYER CHAIN:
A figurative prayer chain usually is people praying for someone or something other than themselves individually in a group. A group of people are involved in passing along the NEED of someone else or for something. They PRAY and COMMUNICATE the NEED to all others or a designated next "link" or person in the group to pray too.

A literal Prayer chain, as we have here, breaks a pray apart into phrases and each phrase is on a separate "link". We reconstruct the chain, link by link, saying each phrase as we add it to the chain.

Grades: 2 thru adult
. New Testament
Bible Reference Matthew 6: 9-15
instant activity
Copy for each student
Glue (glue stick works fine)
checkbox Scissors

No particular need to color unless yo want to. You can print in color or black and white. Color is pastel background which becomes light gray or white on black and white printer.

teacher info

Making the prayer chain is just like making a Christmas chain, but smaller and takes a bit of dexterity, so may not be so easy for 1st graders and younger.

The maker must pay attention to get them in the proper sequence!

The chain pieces are numbered.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bracelet option: add-on about 5 links. Copy a cutout link on plain paper 5 times. Try 5 links first and see if you need more. Fit the bracelet over a clenched fist to get the right size. Do not glue last link to the first link until you have the size right. Make a bracelet by joining the ends of the chain together with the last link.


childrens instructions
cut pieces first loop
glue next Say the phrase on the next link you will add. Either to yourself or aloud. thru the loop
pressNow say all the phrases on your chain so far. glue mess

Repeat adding links and saying the phrases until you have completed the prayerdone

When you are done, tap each link as you say the prayer phrases from beginning to end.

If you want to make bracelets, add your extra links now.

Download and print these PDFs in color or black and white.

Black and white will print light gray or white backgrounds.

Click the button for what you want!

debts long

chain debts short

lords Prayer  
Lord's Prayer
Long version

divider line


chain tres long
chain tres short

If you are looking for other prayer crafts or activities, see our prayer choices page.

This is part of our New Testament Bible activities and Crafts for kids

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