Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Maegan Hall

 

I am always trying to turn anything average into a God-glorifying tradition, so was thrilled to find the pumpkin prayer poem. Now we could carve pumpkins while we pray! As a bonus, the poem doubled as my journaling for this Halloween mini book. I choose to read the poem out loud giving my kids instructions as I read.

Dear God,

As I carve my pumpkin help me say this prayer:

Open my mind so I can learn about You;

(Cut the top of the pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do.

(Clean out the inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see;

(Cut the eyes out in heart shapes)

I'm so sorry for turning up my nose to all you've given me.

(Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)

Open my ears so your word I will hear.

(Cut the ears shaped like the Bible-we did rectangles)

Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near

(cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)

Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen.

(Place a candle inside and light it)

What a wonderful poem to use for your Halloween layouts!

 

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