Helping youth grow stronger in faith and in service to God.
for grades 1 - 3
"Becoming Best Friends with Jesus"
Read Bible Stories
Make fun games
Memorize the Lord's Prayer
for grades 4 - 6
“Growing in God’s Love”
Meet Bible Families
Do Pizza-related Crafts
Fun Family Projects
for grades 6 - 8
"My Journey with Christ"
Meet Jesus, Head of the Church
Learn about your Congregation
Complete Service Projects
for grades 9 - 12
"Called by Christ to Serve"
Get to know the Apostle Paul
See how faith can impact your life
Write a Statement of Commitment
The P.R.A.Y. Series also incorporates sequential recognitions for adult participants.
See sortable usage statistics for the various P.R.A.Y. Programs, including by-partner breakdowns.
When you finish one of the P.R.A.Y. Programs click here to register and then order the relevant award online.
Got questions? We've got answers! Check out these frequently asked questions.
Not sure if you or your youth will qualify for the program? Click here to find out.
Traducciones español de P.R.A.Y. Esquemas del programa, preguntas frecuentes y más.
Any girls or boys in grades 1-12.
No, girls and boys may earn this award even if they do not belong to a Girl Scout, Boy Scout, American Heritage Girl, or Camp Fire group. Members of youth groups and Sunday School classes may participate in these programs.
No, you do not have to have official membership in a congregation to earn this award; however, the program requires that a pastor review all work and oversee the program.
Protestant and Independent churches. The following is a partial listing of the denominations that use the P.R.A.Y. program: African Methodist Episcopal, African Methodist Episcopal Zion, Assembly of God, Baptist, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian Methodist Episcopal, Church of God, Episcopal, Lutheran, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and Independent Christian churches.
For denominational resources, click here.
The pastor, or someone appointed by the pastor (such as a parent, Sunday School teacher, congregational lay leader, or other qualified adult).
Yes, you may earn all four awards as long as you are in the appropriate grade at the time (you may not go backwards and earn younger awards).
It depends. God and Me and God and Family may take 4 to 8 weeks to complete. God and Church and God and Life may take 3 to 6 months to complete.
Booklets may be purchased at your local council store, directly from P.R.A.Y via the internet at www.praypub.org/webstore or by calling 1-800-933-7729.
The application form to order the awards is found in the Student Workbook. The form must be sent to P.R.A.Y. (your local council will not have these awards).
You can also register for an award and order it online here.
The award is usually presented by the pastor in a worship service.
The Counselor Manual is for adults who are “teaching” or helping the students complete the requirements. The Counselor Manual has answers, suggested activities, resources, etc. The Mentor Workbook is for parents who choose to be “students” alongside their children. The Mentor Workbook contains lessons and questions for parents to complete as they work side by side their children on the program.
You can visit the resource library to find resources for counselors who are teaching classes. It also has interfaith scripts to help leaders who want to promote religious awards in general.
Girls and boys in grades 1-12 associated with Protestant and Independent Christian Churches are eligible to participate in the P.R.A.Y. program series. Students are required to have original workbooks and present their work to the pastor for final approval. The program must be completed under the auspices of the church.