I love listening to the prayers of children—how innocent and precious they are! As a parent, I hope to teach my children that their prayers are important and that taking time to talk with God is an essential part of life. Of course, children learn by example, and I try to model a life of prayer, but I also appreciate good books that can help my children to understand the importance of a faithful walk with God.
In his new book, This Little Prayer of Mine, Anthony DeStefano uses engaging rhymes to teach children that their prayers are important to God. He also discusses good times to pray: when we are fearful, when we are sad, when we need to make a decision, when we want to praise Him, etc… While these concepts can be applicable to both children and adults, DeStefano includes examples that are easy for children to understand, and Mark Elliott’s illustrations beautifully depict scenes that attract the interest of children.
This Little Prayer of Mine has garnered praise from many, including Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, and Pat and Shirley Boone (among others). It is a wonderful reminder that God loves the little children, and they can turn to Him in prayer at any time.
If you are interested in winning a copy of This Little Prayer of Mine, please leave a comment on this post. We will announce the winner next Wednesday.
Check out another chance to win over at 5 Minutes for Mom.
We have several giveaways to announce this week thanks to our generous publishers:
- Double Trouble goes to Emma, commenter #6
- The winner of the Alex Undercover Super Sleuth Kit is #1 – Annette W
- The winners of their choice of books from Hachette’s African American Living Legends list are #6 Linda, #14 Steph, and #11 Tomi.
- And the winner of D is for Drinking Gourd and The Listeners is #11 Beth C.
Lauren is a wife, a mother of two, and an avid reader. She blogs at Baseballs and Bows. Lauren thanks WaterBrook Press for providing the review copy of this book.
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Kelly Deaton says
I’d love to win! This is an awesome giveaway! It’s so good to see things that help your children grow spiritually. Thanks for the chance!
Kelly Deaton – [email protected] (aka) [email protected]
Kirsten T. says
Definitely would be useful for my child. We are still trying to decide how much of a role religion/spirituality/church/God is going to play in our Children’s lives.
Sounds like a great book and one I’d love to add to my daughter’s library. I grew up reciting prayers and never really learned how to pray/talk to God from my own heart……this is something I really want to teach/model for my daughter.
this looks like such a sweet book! it would be perfect for my almost 3 year old and 6 year old.
awww, I would love this!
Linda Kish says
I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.
lkish77123 at gmail dot com
Both, my little great-niece and great-nephew will be celebrating their
birthdays this spring! What a wonderful book of prayers for them.
It make would a fabulous keepsake gift book.
Many thanks, Cindi
Some Lucky Dog says
I would love to win this for my grandson. It is fun to listen to his prayers…things like asking for “a great day tomorrow…cause it’s my birthday” 🙂
I always need help encouraging my children to pray – count me in!
Beth C says
I would love to have this book for my little grandkids.
looks like a great book! thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to win this for my family child care. Susan
looks like a great book!
I’d love this cute book!
Mama Zen says
This sounds like such a cute book!
The book sounds great!
Kerry Ellington says
I LOVE this book. I received it as a gift for my firstborn 9 yrs ago and I’ve used it for my other 2 children and they love it as well. I adore the fact that the prayers are written in such a way that my kids feel comfortable, happy and enthusiastic about reading them.
Donna C. says
What a nice book. Would love to win this for my niece.
We would be so happy to win a copy of this book for our foster kiddos. Thanks for the chance!
Benita G. says
I’d definitely love to win this book. What a delightful giveaway!
I’d love to win this book. It would be great to use with my daughter.
Perfect for my nieces and nephews! Thanks!
As a grandma this little book would be wonderful for those overnight visits.
This sounds like a great book! I am just starting to get more prayer questions from my newly-turned-4 year old and would love to have a copy of this book to share with him and pass along to others.
This book would make a delightful gift to my niece for her and her first born. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Nancy S. says
This book looks like something my kids would love! Thanks for the opportunity to learn about it.
Thank you for the chance!
Angela C. says
I would love to win this book. thanks for the giveaway.
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Marj McClendon says
This book would further instill the message taught by the parents of prayer for all things. Awesome.
Winning Readings says
This book would be wonderful for my daughter!
We posted aabout this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/02/this-little-prayer-of-mine.html
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Annette W says
My daughter’s prayers are so incredibly sweet. The other night she thought to pray “Mom sick.” AWW…
I’d love to win this!
This book looks great and I’d love to add it to our home library. Thank you for the chance!