Praying with loom bands

17 Jul 2014 Jane Butcher

The loom band craze appeals to both males and females, young and old, and can be used as a fun and creative way to pray for other people and yourself.

  1. Buy some loom bands - from basic colours to glittery, scented, glow-in-the-dark varieties, available in single colours or multi-packs from a wide selection of shops and on the Internet.
  2. Choose a prayer focus from the list below.
  3. Choose the colours for your prayer focus - each colour of band can represent something different for your prayer focus no matter which style you create.
  4. Choose the style of loom band you want to create - from a simple single-linked band that only requires two band colours and two fingers and is quick to do, to the more creative fishtail, diamond and railroad styles (see the Internet for instructions and other ideas, or ask your children).

God and me

Choose two colours of bands - one colour to represent you and another to represent God: for example, purple for God and white for you.

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Use the single-linked method to make a band with alternating colours (as shown above). Add the link to make a bracelet and wear it as a reminder that God is with you wherever we go - in front and behind as in the bracelet.

Praying for our friends and family

Choose three colours of band - one colour to represent you, one to represent your family and friends, and one for those who need God's help.

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Using the single-linked method make a band with alternating colours or with a block of each colour (as shown above). Add the link to make a bracelet and use it as a prayer bracelet - praying for each person/group as you move from colour to colour around the bracelet, or block of colour to block of colour.

You could sit down as a family or with friends before you prayer to talk about what you want to pray about and who will lead the prayers.

Praying for the world

Choose three colours of band - one colour to represent you, one to represent your country and one to represent the world.

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Using the single-linked method make a band with alternating colours or with a block of each colour (as shown above). Add the link to make a bracelet and use it as a prayer bracelet - praying for each person/group as you move from colour to colour around the bracelet, or block of colour to block of colour.

You could sit down before you prayer to talk about what you want to pray about - for example:

God, you and me

Use the three-colour alternating band method to pray for children who struggle with being away from a parent/carer/sibling/school/group and so on. The three colours represent God, the child and the parent/carer/sibling/school/group. As you make your band, the colour representing the child should be in the middle of the other two colours.

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