The Pumpkin Prayer For Christian Kids

Definition of Hallow: I take a deep dive into the word hallow here, but basically, it means holy, sacred, or greatly honored

Webster says: to make holy or set apart for holy use. To respect greatly/venerate.

We’re used to hearing the phrase “Keep Christ in Christmas”. Well, I’m having a rally call for a new phrase- “Keep Hallow in Halloween!” 🙂 When you hear the word “Halloween”, no doubt that visions of Jack-O-Lanters dance in your head. You can find all of my All Saints’ Day resources for kids here.

Keep “Hallow” in Halloween

Pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern

So here’s a way to keep hallow in Halloween while carving your pumpkin this year. Carve your Jack-O-Lantern face keeping the pieces intact, and then return them to their original “holes”. Also, put the pumpkin guts into a freezer bag and put them back inside the pumpkin. Now you’re ready to go! Pray this Pumpkin Prayer as you remove the pieces of the pumpkin. (This can be done at home or in your CCD class).

Also, you should totally check out my All Saints’ Day food labels! This is the perfect All Saints’ Day party printable as it turns everyday kid snacks into symbols of the Saints, making celebrating a breeze for mom!

All Saints' Day Party Printable Pack

Pumpkin Prayer:

Pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern Creation

Lord, open my mind so I can learn new things about you and the world you created. (Take off the top of the pumpkin.)

Remove the things in my life that don’t please you, including my seeds of doubt. (Pull out the bag of seeds.)

Open my eyes and help me to see your ways. (Remove the eyes.)

Open my ears and help me to hear your voice, so I may learn how you want me to live. (Remove the ears.)

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I’m sorry for the times I’ve turned up my nose at the things you want me to do. (Remove the nose.)

Let everything I say please you, and help me spread your word to others. (Remove the mouth.)

Lord, help me show your light to others through the things I do. (Place a candle inside and light it. Then turn off the lights)


A great song to go with the carving activity would be “Open My Eyes, Lord“. After you light the pumpkin, sing “This Little Light of Mine” with the lights off while you look at your bright shining pumpkin!

Pumpkin Jack-O'-Lantern
I put this together using several sources including this Jack-O-Lantern CCD lesson, and this Facebook status I saw: Being a good person is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside, and Pumpkin Insidesscoops out all of the yucky stuff — including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a bright new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see!
Be sure to check out all of my other October feast day resources as well!
October Feast Day Resources


  1. Donna Darveau says

    I love your website. I live how you are raising your children. In today’s world it is very hard to stay focused on Christ and our Christian beliefs with your teachings your children should have a wonderful foundation.