By using the colors of Jelly Beans, this prayer is a visual way to share the gospel message to children—and to the adults with the children—sometimes candy isn’t nearly as intimidating as a sermon.
It is useful at Easter to enclose in goodie bags, to use as an invitation, use as an illustration during a lesson or children’s sermon.
Below is the text for the Jelly Bean Prayer that you can use to create materials for Easter for Children.
Jelly Bean Prayer
Red is for the blood He gave,
Green is for the grass he made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright,
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made,
White is for the grace he gave.
Purple is for his hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans is yummy to eat,
It’s a picture, a promise, a special treat,
To help us remember Jesus’ work complete,
Gives us hope beyond any earthly sweet.
I recommend printing them on lightweight card stock which gives them more body for children to hold and also turns it into a piece that a family can save and perhaps put on the fridge or family bulletin board.