My Very First Prayers

My Very First Prayers

by Lois Rock, Alex Ayliffe
     
 

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My Very First Prayers covers the whole of a child’s world—in a child’s words—with prayers that are fresh and full of living faith. This highly appealing collection of 120 prayers is helpfully divided into sections that reflect a child’s experience—”Morning,” “Me,” “People I Love,” “Things I Do,” “Make Everything Better,” “Great Big World,” “Quiet Times,”…  See more details below

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My Very First Prayers covers the whole of a child’s world—in a child’s words—with prayers that are fresh and full of living faith. This highly appealing collection of 120 prayers is helpfully divided into sections that reflect a child’s experience—”Morning,” “Me,” “People I Love,” “Things I Do,” “Make Everything Better,” “Great Big World,” “Quiet Times,” and more.

The prayers are short in length, but not in their fervor or feeling:

“Dear God,
Some people forget my name.
Some people muddle my name.
Please will you remember my name
And remember me.”

“Dear God,
May all the children of the world
have all they need
to grow up well
and to grow up happy.”

“Jesus, friend of little children,
Be a friend to me;
Take my hand and ever keep me
Close to thee.”

“Whenever there’s something
to share,
Help me to learn to be fair.”

Lively, energetic illustrations bring the spirit of children to each page—their rich color, their intensity of feeling, their stillness, their wonder.

This book of prayers puts the holy and the earthly within reach of each other—with life-giving exuberance.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-This charming book features a wonderful assortment of prayers. The inspirational verses are divided into chapters that focus on the many different aspects of a child's life, from the seasons, the animals, and the world around them to the people they love, their feelings, and holidays and celebrations. While some of the devotions are attributed to particular authors, others are original prayers written in short, easily remembered verses, such as, "The room is almost tidy/The toys are put away./I take a quiet moment/To thank God for the day." The pages are illustrated with cheerful cut-paper pictures of smiling, round-faced children, which reflect and enhance the gentle tone of this lovely collection. Parents and children will enjoy reading and learning these prayers together. A fine follow-up to Muff Singer's Baby's First Prayers (Reader's Digest, 1998).-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561483716
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
Bestselling Children's Books - Religious Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.74(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

Meet the Author

Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a childrens writer. Specializing in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into more than thirty languages with sales approaching four million copies. She draws on her experience as a mother of three, and as a leader of church children’s groups.

Alex Ayliffe is a bestselling author and illustrator. Her characteristic paper collage illustrations won her the Sainsbury's Best Book for Babies award. She lives in Hertfordshire, England.

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