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Forty Days of Crafts: Praying Hands Prayer Book

Suggested reading: A World of Prayers
Suggested reading: A World of Prayers

And when he came to the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.'”
— Luke 22:40 (ESV)

Use this little prayer book to record favorite prayers or as a journal for your personal prayers and thanksgivings.


  • 3 sheets of white paper
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Stapler

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Step 1: Stack all the pieces of paper together and fold them in half.


Step 2: Set the edge of your hand on the edge of the paper and trace your hand.

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Step 3: Cut out the shape of the hand that was just traced.

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Step 4: Add a staple to the crease to hold it together.

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Step 5: Decorate the front cover.



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