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. It was a huge success..
The Pumpkin Prayer
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.