Luca is learning the Lord’s Prayer in his preschool class. I was so excited about it I designed a poster to hang in he and Adriano’s room. I thought we could learn it and recite it before bedtime. Or maybe even at our Thanksgiving dinner!
UPDATE: I have a new post with three different color palettes and three different translations here!!
We usually say this sweet little prayer before bed:
Gentle Jesus, hear my prayer
Keep me in your tender care
Be my guide in all I do
And help me live my life for you
It’s short, so it’s easier for little ones to remember. But now that they’re a bit older, I think it’s a great time to start working on the prayer Jesus taught his disiples. (Of course, they also still make us laugh with their never-ending prayers blessing every person they’ve ever met and thanking God for everything from the cat to crackers.)
You can find more short, meaningful prayers for little kids in this post.
The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6:5-14 (ESV)
5 “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
The frame (16×20 matted) is from Target ($20), and I ordered the print from Costco ($7). The initial hooks are from World Market ($8).
If you’d like to make your own poster, here is the printable:
Click image to download the high-res 16×20 image.
I have updated the poster to reflect the ESV version. See this post for more options!
Verse coloring pages
You might also like these printable Bible verses for kids to color.
28 thoughts on “The Lord’s prayer poster for kids”
I love this! So fun and such a good way to help Truth become a part of our kids lives. Thanks for sharing and thanks too for the details about where you got the frame ad the poster printed- very helpful!
So glad you like it Lydia!
Thanks for this! Really appreciate you sharing. :-)
Please can I use the Lord’s prayer printable to give to the children in our church? I think your idea of a puzzle, would be great to help them to understand it better. There are about 15 children there probably. Is that ok? Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.
Absolutely! I would love that. And a puzzle is a fantastic idea.
I recently found this on Pinterest & absolutely love it. I’m a children’s ministry director & am always looking for colorful, fun ideas for teaching. I only wish the words were slightly different! Our church still uses the “who art in heaven” and “hallowed by thy name.” :)
Thank you so much…. it will be fun and colorful to learn the Lord’s Prayer.
I’m so glad you like it, Gabriela! Thanks for letting me know :)
I have recently used this to teach the kids in our churches Sunday club & it was a fantastic resource & a real blessing. So thanks for u creativity & generousity!
Oh that makes me so happy! I truly appreciate you taking the time to let me know you could use it with the kids at church. That’s great!
What a beautiful, contemporary, poster. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be using it to inspire the children at Sunday school tomorrow!
Susan, I’m so glad you like it and can use it! Thanks so much for letting me know.
would you mind telling me what font you used for this poster?
We love this! If we wanted to use this artwork for a Lord’s Prayer themed children’s camp at our church, how would we go about licensing it?
As long as you’re not selling it, go right ahead and use it! I’m happy you like it :)
Hello! This is beautiful! I really like it.
May I ask which Bible translation it this? Because I recognize some parts are the same as NIV but some are not, so I would like to just find out. Thank you!
Sarah, your comment has about made me crazy today, haha! This is the prayer that I know, and so I’ve opened up every Bible in every translation that we have and, not only do none of them match each other, of course, but none of them have the ending that we know. (For yours is the kingdom and the glory forever.) I would rather die than misquote the Bible, so I’m going to think on this. I will either delete the post entirely or fix it. I’m just not sure how quite yet. If you have any suggestions, I’m open to that as well. Thank you for your insight and considerate wording :)
Hi Kate, its Sarah here again!
Oh dear, I didn’t know about that too, haha! Because I am serving in the children’s ministry and our teaching for these two weeks is The Lord’s Prayer. We are looking to print some bookmarks for the children. However, most of it are from the KJV, which we will not be using as our church is using NIV. So I am still trying to look for some, hehe!
If you could make one for NIV that would be great! Even though I might not be able to use it as part of our teaching, I believe it would be such a blessing to many ♡
Ok, I’ll see if I can redo some things tomorrow or Wednesday! I really do appreciate your tender heart on the matter. I’ll let you know when I update :)
Hi there! Love this too! I think the ending you were thinking of comes from the NKJV (in case you hadn’t figured that out yet – I realize this was now months ago 😊).
Thank you, Raquel. This has been driving me nuts!
Could I use this in a Sunday school craft but change out the words for the Greek translation? I am more than willing to put your blog name at the bottom for credit.
Of course you can, Irini! No need to credit me :) I’m glad you can use it.
This is a lovely version.
I am teaching RE and would love to use accessible version with the children.
We still say the version you have in the frame (sin/s rather than debt/ors)
Is there anyway you still have this version and would be willing to share?
Thanks in advance,
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Hi there – thanks for this lovely resource! I was just wondering what font you used? I would like to use the picture as a cut/sort and frame activity for our ‘Messy Church’ in our village, but I would want to make it available in Welsh too – as our Messy church is bilingual. It would be nice to have them looking the same apart from language! Diolch yn fawr iawn!
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Kate, I am so glad I discovered you! I am teaching Kindergarten in a faith based setting and we are discovering the roadmap for life and prayer in The Lord’s Prayer. I can’t wait to use your poster as a puzzle and then a family gift. Is it okay if I give a copy to each family?
That’s wonderful! Yes, of course you can give a copy to each family :) Thank you for your work and impacting these kids’ lives in such a positive way!