Back-to-School Color Prayer Journal for Kids

A printable, colorable prayer journal for kids to help them start the school year with prayer.

(3 customer reviews)


Encourage the children and families in your ministry to start their school year with focused, intentional prayer. This color prayer journal for kids includes at least 8 days of color-themed prayer prompts for the beginning of the school year, covering topics including hard work, safety, boldness, light, growth, peace, friends, and their teacher(s).

Each page of the prayer journal includes a color from an 8-count Crayola box (crayons, markers, or colored pencils), scripture to read, a prayer prompt on a specific topic relating to the color and scripture, and space for kids to draw, color, or doodle their prayer. See a preview of the journal here.

Kids can complete this prayer journal all at once on the night before school starts, throughout the week before school starts (1 page a day), or throughout the first week of school (1 page a day). They can complete the color prayer prompts in any order, and we’ve even included a fun Color Prayer Spinner kids can use to help them decide which color to pray! They can then use the prayer spinner throughout the whole school year.

You can print copies and distribute to your families or share with your families via email or online through a password-protected site. This printable is intentionally black-and-white so kids can color it to make it their own + help parents and leaders save printer ink. We also recommend including a brad/split pin and a paper clip for kids to make their Color Prayer Spinner, and adding a box of crayons, colored pencils, or markers, really makes it a fun and meaningful back-to-school gift!

Encourage parents to pray these color-themed prayers for their kids with our coordinating Color Back-To-School Blessing Cards!

This download includes:

  • 16-page prayer journal for kids (8.5 x 11 option and 8.5 x 14 legal size for booklet printing)
    • Includes a “How to use” page with customizable note from you, a “what is prayer page”, 8 color-themed prayer pages, color by number prayer page, and bonus prayer pages
  • Individual pages of the journal for distribution on your own timeline (PDF)
  • Parent printable to be praying for their kids through the colors
  • Color Prayer Spinner Printable (PDF)
  • “It’s Going to Be a Colorful Year!” Gift Tag Printables & Graphics (PDF + .png)
  • Social media images to promote and encourage prayer (.png)
  • Instructions for use with details and links (.docx)

*Editable PDF Instructions: The editable PDF documents will only work in Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows PC or Mac, so make sure you have this installed. Adobe Reader is free to use and you can download it here. Subscription to Adobe is not needed.  The PDFs will NOT be editable if you use the Adobe Reader app on mobile devices or tablets.

This product is a digital download, which means you will receive a link to download the files after completing the check-out process. Please note: It is too large of a file to view on a mobile device.

**Once your order is complete, you will receive an email with the downloadable resource. If the email does not come to your inbox, please check your spam/junk or promotions folder, as the email with your downloads will sometimes show up there instead of your inbox.

3 reviews for Back-to-School Color Prayer Journal for Kids

  1. Jacob Lien (verified owner)

    Very well written, simple, and effective. It makes prayer and talking about prayer a fun exercise, rather than an awkward invitation. I especially love the acronym for pray, it really helps to spell out what prayer is all about. I love this resource, and my midweek kids love it as well.

  2. katiehove22 (verified owner)

    So well written! Lends itself well to beautiful teaching moments and great conversation!

  3. Dawn Carder (verified owner)

    This was such a great addition to add to their backpacks this year. A very creative way to engage them in prayer and color while they’re doing it.

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