Name: My Whole Self Before You by Susan Bonner
How to pray for children
This book teaches children ages 0-8 how to pray using the Lord’s Prayer as a model. This hardback book is filled with beautiful color photographs of children and the narrative uses simple poetic language to help children pray. This volume also includes a teacher’s guide in the back that can be used by parents or teachers.
This is one of the most beautiful and kid friendly book on prayer that I have come across in quite some time. The photo illustrations will fill your heart with the joy of childhood and the openness of children to the wonder of God. Children will be delighted by the approachable writing that is on their level yet also has enough depth to keep them engaged in an exploration of how to talk to God in prayer. Parents will really appreciate the helpful guide in the back of the book of ways to teach children to pray. There are also online resources available to Sunday school teachers, home school groups, etc. Here is a sample prayer on an online activity page about “thy will be done” which shows the simplicity yet the clarity with which the materials are written. “Dearest Father, Just like Jesus, help me to want what you want more than anything else in life. Amen.” Each of the online activities are numbered so you can find which pages they correspond with in the book. The activity that is included with this online resource is coloring a stained glass window picture of the traditional pose of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. I recommend this to all parents, grandparents and Sunday school teachers. It is also a great gift item.
Added by Karen Barber on June 28, 2014