Our new Halloween tradition

I just loved Halloween when I was a child. I loved the fall foliage, carving pumpkins, and dressing up in those cheap plastic costumes. Do you remember those ugly plastic costumes with those masks?? Anyways, I despise what Halloween has turned into… So, we still want our boys to have fun on this day, but leave Christ into the day. My dh did this last night with the boys. pumpkin1a.jpgIt was a huge success..

The Pumpkin Prayer

Dear God,
As I carve my pumpkin help me say this prayer:

Open my mind so I can learn about You;
(Cut the top of the pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do.
(Clean out the inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see;
(Cut the eyes out in heart shapes)

I’m so sorry for turning up my nose to all you’ve given me.
(Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)

Open my ears so your word I will hear.
(Cut the ears shaped like the Bible)-we did rectangles

Open my mouth so I can tell others You’re near
(cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)

Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen.
(Place a candle inside and light it)

If you have already carved your pumpkin, maybe you can do this next year. It was so cute. Have a safe and fun Halloween.

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9 responses to “Our new Halloween tradition

  1. Very creative!!!

  2. What a great way to carve a pumpkin.
    Happy WW and Happy Halloween

  3. Neat pumpkin. Ours are still not carved! Guess we better get busy!

  4. How AWESOME!! So wish I had known about this before we did our pumpkins! Thanks for sharing it to late :0) Really thanks for sharing it! This is going in on the to do for next year.

    HAVE A GREAT DAY JILL!!

    JOYfully in Him,
    Kelli

  5. This is really cute! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great idea!! Happy Halloween and Happy WW!

  7. What a neat ideal! I love the prayer and the pumpkin carving! We’re definitely going to be adding some new traditions to our halloween celebrations next year!

    Renee’
    http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

  8. Pingback: Sharing God’s Love on Halloween — SandwichINK.com

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