The jelly bean prayer is a simplified version of the Gospel represented by different colors of jelly beans and written into a simple poem. It is an object lesson used in Christian churches and homes around Easter time.
Teachers or parents can read the poem to a child, showing them the different colors of jelly beans, and use each color to discuss different elements of the Easter story.
Mama Rocks offers the following version of the prayer:
Red is for the blood He gave
Green is for the grass He made
Yellow is for the sun so bright
Orange is for the edge of night
Black is for the sins we made
White is for the grace He gave
Purple is for the house of sorrow
Pink is for the new tomorrow
A bag of jellybeans
colorful and sweet
In this prayer is a promise
And a small delicious treat.