Help your children develop a closer relationship with God through prayer.
The more we talk with God in prayer—bringing Him thanks, praise, joys, hurts, confessions, and requests—the stronger our faith becomes. We’re not always sure how to pray . . . but Jesus says that prayer is something to be learned. And what better time to learn how to pray than during childhood, when habits that will last a lifetime are formed?
This 52-week experience is a terrific guide for families to understand prayer. From “Wow!” and “Thank you!” prayers to “I’m sorry!” and “Help!” prayers, children will learn what it means to draw near to God and to be changed by Him. Holly Hawkins Shivers, a mother gifted at connecting with kids, makes every discussion engaging and relatable, and helps young believers grow leaps and bounds in their faith.
Give your children a gift that will stay with them forever—the power of prayer.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Holly Shivers is the author of I Can Learn the Bible and I Can Learn to Pray. Holly has served as a staff wife for over a decade at Prestonwood Baptist Church, where she stays involved in women's and children's ministries. She received her Master’s degree in counseling. Holly enjoys contributing to various writing projects and ministry blogs but is most passionate about writing to kids. Some of her favorite things are Dr. Pepper, rainy days, family time, and especially those Dallas Cowboys! Holly lives in Texas with her husband and four kids.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a child I spent my nights at my Grandmothers. I slept in the room next to hers and I could hear her earnestly talking to God. Even at 95 she could be found on her knees in earnest prayer. I could hear her thanking God for all the blessings in her life and asking for guidance when she was troubled. She was the one person who taught me how to pray and I hope to pass this on to my children. “I Can Learn To Pray” is book of 52 devotions that was written to help your child develop a closer relationship with God through prayer. Prayer is more than just “words”, it’s a heartfelt communication between you and God. The author, Holly Hawkins Shivers, helps us discover the power of prayer. The book is intended to be read over the course of an entire year. There are 7 sections in the book 1) Learning to Pray 2) “Thank You” Prayers 3) “Wow!” Prayers 4) “I’m Sorry!” Prayers 5) “Help!” Prayers 6) How to Listen 7) Jesus Prayers Each section is broken down into bite size weekly morsels that are meant to be digested throughout the week. We read a chapter at the beginning of the week, and then try and put into practice what we’ve learned. The beginning of each chapter has an activity for your child to complete. Many of these will require help from you and/or other family members. We usually read our devotional just before bed, but I found that many of these activities were better done earlier in the day . Each activity helps your child understand what is going to be discussed in the rest of the chapter. The discussions in each chapter are easy to understand and will help young believers grow in their faith. The end of each chapter has a “Praying This Week” section. This section had the biggest appeal for me. It helps give my children and I an area to focus on in prayer. The illustrations are cute and colourful adding a playful element to the book that most children will enjoy. While this book is aimed at developing a closer relationship with God through prayer for your child, you will find our own prayer life strengthening as a result of reading this with your child. *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “I Can Learn to Pray” from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
I Can Learn to Pray By Holly Hawkins Shivers is an awesome book for families! I Can Learn to Pray By Holly Hawkins Shivers takes families through 52 weeks and teaches them to understand prayer. Each devotional has questions and suggestions to do during the week and simple prayers.While my family and I have only gone through 4 weeks I can honestly tell you that this book is amazing and will do amazing things for my family. Teaching children to pray is a wonderful thing. While praying is simple, understanding prayer can help each and everyone of us grow leaps and bounds. The power of prayer is amazing and teaching children this at a young age will help them grow into amazing adults. Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
I Can Learn to Pray by Holly Hawkins Shivers is a new devotional book for parents to read to their children. This small sized hardcover book features full color illustrations and graphics throughout. The thicker pages and bright cartoon are great for early readers. This book features 52 different devotionals. Each topic is based on a bible lesson or theme such as "Praying in Secret", and topics such as sin, troubles, being busy, faith and thankfulness. This is a great book to introduce young children to the idea of prayer and it is the perfect book to jump start the prayer life for children. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this book published by Tommy Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.
This is a great little devotional! I'd say probably for children aged 5 and up. One thing I really like about this book is that each section is for a week so you could break it up through the week or just focus on the prayer each day and if you miss a day or two it's not a problem either. The entire focus of the book is on prayer and training children how to pray by taking them through various aspects. Section One covers learning to pray and has weeks focussed on knowing God, needing God, praying in secret, using Jesus' name, creating a habit of prayer etc. Section Two covers being thankful in your prayers and about the different things we can be thankful for when we pray. Section Three is about praising God when you pray and looking into the reasons we can praise God and focussing on how awesome He is. Section Four is prayers for forgiveness looking at how to say sorry, identifying sins and being forgiving. Section Five focusses on praying for help for others and for wisdom - this also includes help generally for the country, for the lost, for the hungry etc. Section Six is about how to listen to God - being still before him. Section Seven is the prayers that Jesus prayed This book is a true training manual and I haven't seen anything else like it this far. A valuable resource for all parents training their children in the way they should go. I really like how Holly has broken down the sections - to me, they make a lot of sense and are very thorough. It reminds even as an adult that we have so much to pray for, we should never be at a lack of inspiration! I would definitely recommend this book! Please note that I was sent a copy of this book for my review from Booklook - however this review is entirely my own.
I got a cute new devotional for kids recently called I Can Learn to Pray: 52 Devotions on Talking to God by Holly Hawkins Shivers. I was hoping it would be fun to start doing with my toddler, but I'd say it's really best suited for elementary aged kids. It's divided up with activities to do over several days and a theme about prayer for each week. There are discussion opportunities, questions and a goal for the weeks. There are biblical references throughout that could easily be extension opportunities if you're looking to do a more in depth lesson with your kids. I think it would be a great devotion to work through as a family to help emphasize the importance of a strong prayer life. I'd definitely recommend this devotional and am saving it for when our kids are a few years older.