Prayer Benches / Prayer Kneeler

A quality prayer bench should let you kneel and praise the Lord without undue pain and discomfort. They feature a padded surface for you to rest your knees, so you remain comfortable during your prayer sessions, either alone in the privacy of your home, or at church, alongside fellow parishioners.

Whether you need a simple, functional tool to keep you focused on what matters most, or an ornate model suitable for enhancing the decor of your home or church, explore our selection of the five best prayer benches.

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.

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. 

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.

Religious Gifts Personal Bed Time Prayer Kneeler

Religious Gifts Personal Bed Time Prayer Kneeler

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.

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.

Our advice 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.

What are the most common materials used for prayer benches?

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.

What types of cushions work best with prayer benches?

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.

What types of wood finishes are there?

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.


Gothic revival carved oak prayer bench prayer kneeler prie dieu

Gothic revival carved oak prayer bench prayer kneeler prie dieu
This prayer bench constitutes a great example of the Gothic revival. Made from carved oak, it enchants with its solid construction and refined, traditional character.

Folding prayer bench in avocado with

Folding prayer bench in avocado with
A pretty portable prayer bench of pine wood with a natural finish and protective clear acrylic coating. It's decorated with doves etched on legs and pale green lines along edges. Foldable legs and a rectangular top are gently inclined for comfort.

Antique primitive italian kneeling prayer bench chair

Antique primitive italian kneeling prayer bench chair
Richly decorated prayer bench kneeler with antique finish. It is made of wood and finished with sophisticated ornament.

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This type of furniture is obligatory accoutrements in every church. It is prayer bench made of bright wood and is decorated of little carved cross. This bench has prie-dieu covered with comfortable and elegant cloth.

Prayer kneeling bench

This raw wooden prayer kneader is a great solution for religious people who are seeking for simple help during their daily rituals. The convenient base, elbows, and shelves for the prayer book create a very effective whole.

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This massive kneader is a beautiful oak wood construction. The interesting decoration of the design gives the whole style and unflinching style and make an excellent impression. Comfortable base and soft place on the elbows create a warm place for prayer.

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A prayer desk that is also called a prayer kneeler can be a good choice for prayers and meditation. The whole piece was made of durable wood with a nice polish, allowing you to quickly fold the bench down for easy storage.

Prayer desk

Prayer kneeler with a durable construction based on wood. It features a padded knee area finished in brown color. The upper part provides support and it includes a special shelf for books and other items.

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If you've a penchant for antique pieces of furnishing, you for sure won't overlook this unique prayer kneeler bench. Its walnut wood construction features green plush padding and slanted top that opens.

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Prayer bench kneeler made of wood. It is covered with faux leather and reinforced with decorative nail heads.

Love the prayer board beside the bed gorgeous bedding

Love the 'prayer board' beside the bed. Gorgeous bedding.

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Standard Prayer Bench

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French 19th C. Prie Dieu

Prayer benches set of two

Prayer Benches-Set of two

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Prayer Kneeling Bench

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Antique approach to a classical French provincial prayer chair made with a very low frame. The prayer chair provides a unique addition to any house and brings an element that looks as if taken straight from a church.

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By using this device, a prayer bench the user really kneels. What's more, it is a position in which you can withstand many hours without the need to frequently break away from work. It is also used traditionally for prayer. Made - always made of wood.

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Antique prayer kneeler

If prayer in a kneeling position is the most important moment in your life and you spend a long time in it. To make it worthy to survive, a wooden prayer bench kneeler was designed, made of maple wood with an additional black cushion on the lower step.

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Antique Furniture French Antique Gothic Kneeler Prayer Bench Chair

Kneeling prayer stool

Indoor bench mounted on folding base. Construction is made of wood. Folds flat for easy storage. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

Prayer bench not in stock available in different lengths

prayer bench not in stock available in different lengths

Promise 2 Prayer Bench

A very simple prayer bench that has got a small top equipped with soft padding. This element reduces stress on knees and back, so it is good for health. This construction is based on a very solid wood.

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16 Results for Antique Prayer Bench - For Sale Classifieds

Some excellent detail images of recent walnut prayer benches

Some excellent detail images of recent walnut prayer benches

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Solid Oak Seiza Kneeling Meditation Bench (fixed legs) and Personal Prayer Altar combo by EarthBench

A set of simple meditation bench and a prayer altar made of real oak wood with a lacquered natural finish. They have rectangular tops with smooth edges. The bench has 2 full rectangular fixed legs. Altar legs have small triangle bottom cutouts.

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Victorian walnut prayer bench with gothic arches


How to build a prayer kneeler

An elegant traditional woody prayer bench in browns. It has 2 wide upright posts on feet, a shelf for a cushion (covered in blue flowery fabric), a rectangular slanted top with a safety slat. A base is adorned with a cross between 2 candlesticks.

Promise PFA Prayer Bench

This kind of product is a solid and comfortable prayer bench. The whole construction is based on durable wood. The top is very soft, covered with leather and finished with a very attractive nailhead trim.

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Prayer Bench

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Prayer bench simple and serene

Prayer bench...simple and serene.

Prayer Chair Meditation Quiet Time Qt Praying Stool Bench Knee Kneeling Chair Ivory Yoga

Crafted of quality materials, this prayer chair can be successfully used for all types of meditations. The streamlined, ivory design gives you the chance to fit the piece to almost any decor, accentuating your interior with curvaceous accents.

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French Prayer Bench

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Some excellent detail images of recent walnut prayer benches

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French Ebony Prayer Bench | Summer in Provence | One Kings Lane

Kneeling prayer bench

Such a drained prayer bench kneeler has a distinctly sacral meaning. Depending on the taste and interior design of the church, you can decide on a light or dark color. For the knee of the faithful - he takes care of the bright flowery upholstery.

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Folding prayer kneeler or prie dieu from reclaimed oak

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