Friday, April 2, 2010

Jelly Bean Prayer

Red - is for the blood He gave

Green - is for the palms to wave

Yellow - is for the sun so bright

Orange - is for the edge of night

Blue - is for the skies above

White - is for His purest love

Black - is for His hours of sorrow

Pink - is for our new tomorrow

Brown - is for His cross of pain

Purple - is for His eternal reign

(this particular version is taken from

I've seen this prayer on multiple sites, and I think it's a great way to share the Easter story with your little ones! What better way to keep their interest than to hand them candy with every line?

Good Friday is a time for contemplation of the Sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and jelly beans may seem a little inappropriate for this day. Those of you with small children will understand, however, that the black and brown jelly bean may be just the amount of sorrow (and contemplation for that matter) our smallest ones can handle and understand.

Happy Good Friday!

Linked with Only The Good On Friday and Friday Finding Beauty.


  1. Thank you for posting the Jelly Bean Prayer. I remember reading it once, but never remembered where.

    May you have a Blessed Easter.


  2. Cool...I've never seen this before. I need to copy and save this to my future grandchild folder. Hope you have a GRAND weekend.

  3. Hey sweetie!! I did the jellybean prayer for my boys and their buddies when they were little. I got little baggies of jelly beans for each preschooler. Fun stuff. I actually thought of that when I was bagging up the sweet tart jelly beans for the baseball team this week. lol

  4. What a great prayer! Thank you for sharing it!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

  5. What a darling prayer. So pertinent for holiday!

    The colors are beautiful!

    Thanks for joining in with us at Friday-Finding beauty.

    Have a blessed Easter.


  6. OH, THANK YOU! Jelly Beans are the only candy I bought for a certain 2 y/o's Easter basket (Am I a Scrooge? They're her favorite and I bought other stuff too!) and I love having a way to tie them into Jesus' Redemptive work for us!!!!! So much more excited about the Jelly Beans now! =D

  7. I've never heard this. I'll have to remember it for next year to share with my kids. Lovely blog.