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Pumpkin Prayer – Halloween Activity

The Pumpkin Prayer - Life With Lorelai -

The Pumpkin Prayer

A Halloween Activity with God

Are you wanting to do a fun Halloween activity with your kids? How about one that puts your heart and mind in the right place? The Pumpkin Prayer is something you can do that puts God into your Halloween.

Even little children can carve pumpkins with the easy to use Pumpkin Master Carving tools that you find all over town in grocery stores, Target, Walmart, drug stores, or wherever. Everyone will have a wonderful time with this project, and it offers great hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills exercise.

The children will be proud of their creation and want to tell everyone about God’s love and the Pumpkin Prayer. The Pumpkin Prayer would be awesome for a Trunk or Treat event. Set-up a Pumpkin Prayer booth, or attach the free Pumpkin Prayer PRINTABLE to a treat bag!

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On to the Activity of the day:

Help your child say the prayer with each step of the carving. Pull them into a conversation about the meaning of each stanza of the prayer. Enjoy!


The Pumpkin Prayer

Dear God,

Open my mind so I can learn about you;

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

Open my eyes so Your love I will see;

I’m sorry for turning up my nose to all You have given me;

Open my mouth to tell others You’re near;

Let Your Light shine in all I say and do!



Let your happy little pumpkins show how much God loves you!

My hope is that you will make prayer a special and fun-filled time with your children, while you share this Pumpkin Prayer Halloween activity. Have a blessed day.

Have you seen the Pumpkin Prayer before?

What Halloween activities do you enjoy with your kids?






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18 thoughts on “Pumpkin Prayer – Halloween Activity”

  1. What a great activity for kids, Lorelai! My grands would love to do this. And thanks for the pumpkin prayer printable! It’s adorable!

  2. Loreali, that is so creative. I love the idea and may even use this. I have never carved a pumpkin before because I am not a huge halloween fan. But this sounds like a great way to involve God and let the kids really know who is in charge. Thank you so much! Very nice!

    BTW: So touching, though!

  3. I have never heard of the Pumpkin Prayer before! So glad you shared. This is a new perspective on the Jack-o-Lantern for me. I hope you have Pinned this to the Trunk or Treat Board!

  4. Thanks so much for linking this up at the Pretty Pintastic Party! We loved your post, and we’re featuring it at the party this weekend- hope to see you there!

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