Prayer Benches / Prayer Kneeler

Shorter than a normal bench, these prayer benches are designed for kneeling, without pain inflicted on the knees. Give praise to your maker, thank him for his blessings, and do it all while knelt on these handsome wood benches. In a few attractive upholstery options as well as non padded, you will find your perfect prayer bench in this very fine collection.

Padded Kneeling Bench

Padded Kneeling Bench

$56.38 $70.42

Padded Kneeling Bench


$56.38 $70.42

Perfect For: Travel purposes and bringing on-the-go

What We Like: It locks into place and has anti-slip legs to make it safe for prayer time

Not So Good For: Those looking for a taller solid stationary prayer structure

Sitting 7 inches off the ground, this padded kneeling bench is 17 inches wide and fashioned out of solid eco-friendly bamboo. The legs are able to fold under the seat when not in use. It comes with a removable light beige cushion that’s made out of 100% breathable cotton.  

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Also available with a light grey cushion, this padded kneeling bench makes the ideal travel companion as it comes with a zip-up cotton carry bag. The legs are angled and provide up to 5 degrees for a forward tilt which makes it a great choice for prayer, meditation and even various yoga positions. 

What Users Say:

This bench is well made. It is quite low to the ground and I added a cushion to raise it up and make it more comfortable. 

Maple Prayer Kneeler For Home

Maple Prayer Kneeler For Home

Maple Prayer Kneeler For Home

Christian Brands

Perfect For: Older individuals who need help stabilizing themselves when getting on and off their knees during prayer

What We Like: The details and carvings representative of 14th-century Italian artworks

Sitting 32 inches tall, this hardwood prayer kneeler for home is stained in medium oak and sits on non-slip rubber feet for added stability. It comes with a stand that can easily hold any book or meditation. The kneeler is fitted with an upholstered velvet cushion for support and comfort.  

Designer Advice:

This maple wood prayer kneeler for home is super lightweight and can be easily transported from room to room. It’s suggested that you clean it with a little wood cleaner that’s safe for dusting and a soft cloth. 

What Users Say:

This kneeler is sturdy and handsome. The finish of the wood is flawless. It was easy to assemble; all of the screw holes lined up perfectly. 

Silk Screened Prayer Bench For Home

Silk Screened Prayer Bench For Home

Silk Screened Prayer Bench For Home

Christian Brands Catholic

Perfect For: Those who need a space-saving option that can be stowed away when guests come over

What We Like: The silk screen design on the front adds a special touch

Made for individual use, this wooden prayer bench for home is slim in design as it’s only 20 inches wide. The padded kneeler is able to fold up into the top half when it's not in use. The top portion is slightly angled and is useful to place a prayer book on when you need some guidance in your daily meditation.  

Designer Advice:

For those who like to confer with a higher power, this maple wood prayer bench for home can seamlessly be stored under a sofa or in a closet as it’s a compact unit that’s easily moved. You can get the silk-screened front option and there are also ones designed with a carved cross on full display as well. 

What Users Say:

I like this kneeler. It’s a good, solid piece of furniture and it is fully assembled. Just pull it out of the box and lower the kneeling portion and you are set to pray. 

1home Oakwood Padded Kneeler

1home Oakwood Padded Kneeler

1home Oakwood Padded Kneeler


What we like: Comfortable kneeling pad, beautifully designed

What we don’t like: Lacks a storage shelf

This high-quality prayer kneeling bench features many of the same materials and elements as the kneelers found in classically designed churches. It is constructed of solid Eastern oak hardwood, complete with ornately carved arches on the front panel and a comfortable vinyl-covered cushion. 

Although this product does not feature a storage shelf for your Bible, the countertop is at the perfect angle for reading and possesses a retaining lip to prevent your books from falling.

This item weighs just under 30 lbs and fits in a 25” by 9” space, making it very compact and easy to move in and out of storage as needed. 

Religious Gifts Personal Bed Time Prayer Kneeler

Religious Gifts Personal Bed Time Prayer Kneeler

Religious Gifts Personal Bed Time Prayer Kneeler

Religious Gifts

What we like: Compact, portable, comfortable pad

What we don’t like: Not intended for church use

If you’re looking for a compact kneeling bench for prayer at home or on vacation, this is the item for you. This personal prayer kneeler is made entirely of maple hardwood with a dark walnut stain finish. 

The lid is fitted with a comfortable foam pad lined with the vinyl material often used by church prayer kneelers, making it perfect for prayer before bedtime or any other moment of the day.

Open the lid to reveal ample amounts of storage space, making it a perfect space to store your Bible, rosary, prayer books, and any other spiritual accessories. And with its compact 20” L 8” H, 10” W dimensions, it does not take much space and can be stored under a bed.

It is light enough to take with you during your travels, giving you access to a convenient, practical praying bench even when on vacation.

Robert Smith Padded Kneeler Furniture

Robert Smith Padded Kneeler Furniture

Robert Smith Padded Kneeler Furniture


What we like: Intricately designed, high-grade maple hardwood construction

What we don’t like: More expensive than other prayer kneeler models

If you’re looking for a praying bench with an intricately carved design, look no further. Made of high-grade maple hardwood and stained in a medium oak color, this quality kneeler complements a traditional-style home or church. The kneeling pad is firm but comfortable enough to support multiple hours-long praying sessions.

This prayer kneeler’s dimensions are reasonably compact: 24” wide, 22” long, and 32” tall. However, the design is not foldable, making it challenging to store if you don’t plan on leaving the item as a permanent fixture in your home. 

Although some assembly is required, each piece comes individually wrapped and protected, and the instructions are easy to follow. Its heavy and robust construction is suitable for years of daily use.

Trinx Prayer Bench Stool Table Chair

Trinx Prayer Bench Stool Table Chair

Trinx Prayer Bench Stool Table Chair


What we like: Robust hardwood construction and sustainably sourced materials

What we don’t like: Thin, basic kneeling pad

This prayer kneeler is a tasteful addition to any church, prayer room, or home. It features 100% sustainably sourced dark cherry hardwood, a kneeling pad rated to support up to 300 lbs., a folding tabletop, and an inner storage shelf.

This praying bench matches perfectly with other traditional dark wood furniture and does not take up much space (it fits in a 20” by 20” square unfolded), making it ideal for a compact praying corner. You can fold up the kneeling cushion and support, allowing them to fit under the shelf area.

The hinged adjustable front panel provides the perfect viewing angle for reading your favorite Bible passages.

Fanwer Prayer Bench Stool Table

Fanwer Prayer Bench Stool Table

Fanwer Prayer Bench Stool Table


What we like: Reasonably priced, easy to assemble

What we don’t like: Kneeling pad is a bit hard

This reasonably-priced praying bench is all about functionality and ease of use, making it an ideal choice for a modern church interior. Its hardwood construction is long-lasting and comes with features that include a 7” storage shelf (perfect for a large-print Bible), a folding countertop, and a folding kneeling pad.

Although it features basic styling and design, the striking wooden crucifix under the shelf and a printed crucifix on each side make it an ideal centerpiece for a private prayer or meditation room.

In addition, this praying kneeler’s plans and instruction manual are easy to follow and in full color. It only takes minutes to assemble and will last you for many years.

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Buying Guide

For the spiritual at heart, prayer benches are 'godsend' pieces of furniture as it's a lot easier to concentrate in communing with God if you are in a comfortable position. Perhaps you know this firsthand, and that's why you are on the market for a prayer bench.

Keep in mind that there are plenty of prayer benches to choose from, and each has its pros and cons. This makes the entire task of selecting the right one a bit trickier. To help clear things a bit, this article is going to be a prayer bench buying guide.

While it is true that there are prayer benches that are made from aluminum and high-grade plastic, wood is still the most common. Hence, it's best to focus on this material.

When it comes to a wooden prayer bench, your choices typically fall into chipboard, fiberboard, plywood, pine, beech, ash, oak, maple, walnut, and mahogany. Each of these varies in terms of quality.

The premium wood includes mahogany and walnut. These are the top-of-the-line as they offer maximum durability. They feature beautiful natural wood patterns as well. But, you have to keep in mind that these types of wood are often expensive.

On the other side of the spectrum are plywood, fiberboard, and chipboard. The advantage of these wood types is the low price. However, don't expect these kinds of wood to last very long and/or support too much weight.

Beech, ash, oak, and maple are on the middle part of the spectrum. They are cheaper when compared to premium wood, but they are also more durable than the low-end wood types.

A prayer bench typically includes a cushion to rest your knees. Some will have a cushion for elbows and/or arms. To make things simpler, you can categorize cushions in terms of primary purpose.

If you want something that is easy to care for and affordable, then you can go for polyester or cotton covers. While these types are economical, they don't offer maximum durability.

If you want something that has a resistance against wear and tear, then leather may be your best option. Keep in mind that leather is a relatively expensive material.

If the aesthetic appeal of the prayer bench is crucial to you, then you can go for silk or velvet cover.

It's rare to see a prayer bench that has not been treated with a finish. Hence, it's a good idea to know the type of finish used before buying anything. There are basically two types of wood finishes. There's the penetrating and the coating.

Varnish and lacquer are the most common examples of a coating finish. These types of finishes coat and sit on top of the wood. The advantage of a coating finish is it provides a thick coat for the wood. This seals the material and offers greater protection against the elements.

The common examples of a penetrating finish are oil, dye, and wax. Since these types of finishes penetrate wood, they do not offer a high level of protection. On the upside, they can make the material attractive and with a natural look.

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