Friday, April 9, 2010

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStafano.  Illustrated by Mark Elliott.  Waterbrook Press, 2010.

My daughter, Ellie (age 3) has one prayer she uses for every situation.  "Dear Jesus please help us to eat breakfast.  Amen." 

She recently began swapping "breakfast" for "lunch" or "supper" but that's her basic prayer for every situation - even when no food is involved.  Obviously, we have some work to do in teaching her to pray.

The brother and sister in This Little Prayer of Mine don't need as much work as Ellie does.  Their prayer includes confession, thanksgiving and supplication, all in cute rhyming verse.

This book provides a good introduction to the topic of prayer for small children.  It's simple and covers a variety of issues, such as making hard choices and being thankful for ice cream.  Though not a "how-to" book, it gives children a basic understanding that you can pray about anything and everything and God will listen to you.

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


Carrie said...

This one is receiving positive reviews all over the place! My curiosity is indeed piqued!

Shoot Son Dang Girl Alissa said...

Haha! I love Ellie!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Sounds like a great book. Ellie is adorable!

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