Our Father: And Other Classic Prayers For Children

Our Father: And Other Classic Prayers For Children

by Lois Rock, Sophie Allsopp
     
 

The perfect book of prayers for any young child coupled with gorgeous and engaging illustrations

The prayers in this collection are drawn from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, traditional blessings like the Lord’s Prayer, and other must-have favorites such as works by Cecil Frances Alexander, John Milton, Mother Teresa, and St.

Overview

The perfect book of prayers for any young child coupled with gorgeous and engaging illustrations

The prayers in this collection are drawn from a wide range of sources, including the Bible, traditional blessings like the Lord’s Prayer, and other must-have favorites such as works by Cecil Frances Alexander, John Milton, Mother Teresa, and St. Francis of Assisi. Arranged according to theme to better enable children to establish a vocabulary for prayer, sections include morning and nighttime prayers, learning to pray, praise, love, forgiveness, thanks, journeys, sadness, and comfort and blessings. The collection is also set apart by its gorgeous range of illustrations of modern day children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
New prayers, prayers from the Psalms, Mother Teresa, and St. Francis are shared, along with an Irish blessing and a Gaelic blessing. The prayers appear under headings such as: "Love," "Forgiveness," "Thanks," "Morning Prayers" and "Sadness." The text is surrounded by the soft pictures of children enjoying the outdoors. Children pick tomatoes, ride bicycles, walk among sheep, and see a sunset. In a two-page spread under the heading, "Praise," a boy and girl see a waterfall, deer, and birds along with the prayers: "All things bright and beautiful" by Cecil Frances Alexander, Psalm 115:1, and "Let us with a gladsome mind" by John Milton. The Lord's Prayer is from the Common Worship Services and Prayers for the Church of England. The Lord's Prayer ends: "For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen." It is stated that this is "An ancient ending for the prayer." Bible extracts are taken from the Good News Bible and the NIV version. An index of first lines is included. The slick, padded cover shows Jesus walking with children in a field with sheep. Children will enjoy the pictures while learning prayers. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
Kirkus Reviews
This thematically arranged collection of 29 Christian prayers, first published in Great Britain, includes many traditional prayers that parents or Sunday School teachers might select to use for religious education. The collection begins with the Lord's Prayer, entitled within the text as, "The Prayer that Jesus Taught." The version used as the text is from the Church of England, which differs slightly but noticeably from the most common versions used in U.S. churches. Other well-known prayers include the 23rd Psalm, "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep" and the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. A short prayer by Mother Teresa and Irish and Gaelic blessings provide some geographical variety, but there is no representation of Christian cultures in other parts of the world, including North or South America. Additional prayers are interpretations of Bible verses or short, original poems by the author. Pleasant, softly shaded illustrations in watercolor and pencil show children of different age groups and races interacting with their families and, in two illustrations, with Jesus and his flock of sheep. (index of first lines) (Picture book/religion. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745961521
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Lois Rock is the author of numerous children's titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including My Very First Bible, A Child's First Book of Prayer, and The Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments. Sophie Allsopp is the author of Dear God. They collaborated  on The First Christmas, The First Easter, and The First Rainbow.

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