Free Prayer Cards Inspired by the Letters of Pope Francis

Prayer Cards Inspired by Pope Francis

As we near the end of the catechetical year, you might be thinking how you might mark the occasion with a special keepsake for your students. Encourage children to keep up a practice of prayer throughout the summer break by giving them a prayer card (or three!), free for you to download this month, in English or in Spanish. Inspired by the letters of Pope Francis in the book Dear Pope Francis, the cards each display artwork drawn by children featured in the book. The prayers acknowledge the journey of religious education and the goal of growing in friendship with Jesus.

Personalize the cards with a special note to each child. Or invite the children to write their own prayers in the style of the ones on the cards, a great activity to accompany time spent reading Dear Pope Francis in your classroom.

The prayer cards also make a perfect bookmark insert to go with a gift of Dear Pope Francis / Querido Papa Francisco to any child, especially those receiving First Eucharist this spring. Learn more about the book here.

About Joe Paprocki 2742 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at

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  1. I am using GOD LOVES US and FINDING GOD in my Religion classes for the second year. Both are awesome!

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