Secret Garden Theme Ideas

The Secret Garden (of prayer)
Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted March 14, 2012

Added in some new titles for this page in 2016

Spiritual Application

This theme relates to a Christian's "secret garden of prayer" and the state of one's prayer life.

Theme Verse Suggestions

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.   Matthew 6:6

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

The Garden of Prayer by Julia

Panic Room Devotional by Julia

More Devotionals by Julia

Added Resource

Prayer Assessment in the CLM Resource Shop.

70 Questions to help you evaluate your personal prayer time.

Prayer Assesment Survey Download

See Details Here.

Alternative Theme Titles

The Secret Garden

Friendship Bouquet

Garden Party

Growing Prayer Gardens

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Life Began in a Garden

Love Blooms Here

The Garden of Prayer

The Garden Path


Color:  any




Garden Tools

Garden Yard Ornaments

Floral Stakes


Birds (There was a "robin redbreast" in "The Secret Garden")

Keys - Hang them down from ribbons

Bird Nests

Flower arrangements in window boxes or watering cans


'Secret' Icebreaker

Whisper a "secret" into someone's ear and have them whisper it to the next person and so on and see what your "secret" ends up to be at the end.

Icebreaker Index


Beautiful Garden of Prayer Songsheet

Beautiful Garden of Prayer Songsheet

Download in a PDF File

Did You Think to Pray (Mary A. Kidder)

In the Garden (C. Austin Miles)

Sweet Hour of Prayer (William Walford)


Pretty Book Covers

Book Labels (this book belongs to...)

Seed Packets  (Check my Garden Pinterest Board for seed packet sources.)

Individual Potted Plants

Flower Bulb

Small Garden Tool (tie verse tag to handle)

Garden kneeling pads

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Book: The Secret Garden

Book on Prayer (check your local Christian bookstore)

Garden Tools

Garden Tote

Garden Kneeling Pad

Gardening Magazine or Book

Garden/Yard Ornaments

Outdoor Thermometer

Box/Packets of Seeds

Flower Bulbs

Garden Gift Basket of various garden items

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Go on an outing

If you have any historical/nature gardens closeby, go for a walk there as a group.

Do a group craft using a garden theme such as painted terra cotta pots, making wreaths, etc.

Have your ladies read the book, "A Secret Garden" before your function. Ask questions and see what everyone thought of the book.

See the Prayer Stations Idea.

Pray for Me! Form

Have your ladies fill out the forms and then exchange them.  Encourage them to pray for the person they received for a specific time such as one month or maybe for a quarter of the year.  

Pray for me printable form

Download in PDF File

Food and Serving

Garden Party Foods such as sandwiches and salads.

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
Any Scripture quoted is in the King James Version.

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Credit:  Artwork for printables by Trina Clark.  DigiScrpKits.

See my related Pinterest Boards!

Garden Party Pinterst Board

Spring Ideas Pinterst Board

This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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