Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: This Little Prayer of Mine


This Little Prayer of Mine

This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano.

Illustrated by Mark Elliott.

Endorsed by the National Day of Prayer

This beautifully illustrated book for children follows a young boy and his little sister through different scenarios in which they each go to God in prayer in their time of need. It isn’t a ‘story’ it’s more of a poem.

It explores different instances when we would need to cry out to our Heavenly Father, such as when we are afraid, facing temptation, and feeling alone. As it continues they began to thank God for the different things in their lives that we so often take for granted. Then it moves on to praying deeper prayers concerning their future and the choices they should make.

Below is a small excerpt of one of my favorite pages in the book:

“Please help me, God, to be like you. Give me your love to share.  I want to help the poor and sick and show them that I care.”

This is a very early book of prayer to get children acquainted with going to God with our needs and doing so with a thankful heart. It was very well written and the rhyming is nice and appropriately used. We enjoyed this book and will continue to enjoy it for years to come.

The retail cost of this book is $12.99. It’s a hardback, full color book with about 34 pages.

**Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

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