‘This Little Prayer of Mine’ by Anthony DeStefano is a book designed to encourage kids to pray, and pray for the things that matter.
This book is a lifesaver for parents who want to encourage their kids to pray but struggle with exactly how to do. With this book, it’s easy – simply read it along with them! My kids really connected with this book. First the illustrations are nice, and are of a boy and his younger sister so that alone made them connect. But the words are simple, easy for them to understand. It’s a conversation with God asking him to protect them, help them play nice, help them grow up strong and to be thankful for the things they have.
We are trying to make it a habit to read it every night before bed.
About the book:
I know you’re up in heaven, God,
and can hear my voice from there.
I’m just a little child.
Will you answer my short prayer?
So begins this delightful book that affirms God’s readiness to answer our prayers, no matter what our age.
With engaging rhymes and beautiful illustrations, This Little Prayer of Mine assures children that God is always near–watching, listening, caring, and eager to respond to their requests. They’ll also learn that prayer isn’t just about asking for things, but about sharing their feelings of sadness and uncertainty as well as of thanksgiving and joy.
Most importanly, This Little Prayer of Mine reminds children—and those who love them—that they can trust God to tenderly care for them, no matter what the future holds.
I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a must have and must-read with your children each and every night before they go to bed.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review