Say and Pray Devotions

Say and Pray Devotions

by Diane Stortz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718086916
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,235,031
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 1 - 4 Years

About the Author

Diane Stortz is an author and former editorial director whose heart’s desire is to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78:4). Diane’s books include Words to Dream On, The Sweetest Story Bible, I Am, I Am Devotional, Say & Pray Bible, Say & Pray Devotions, and A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her four young grandsons.

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Say & Pray Devotions

First Words, Stories, and Prayers

By Diane Stortz, Sarah Ward

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2016 Diane Stortz
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-7180-8693-0


God's World

Good Morning!

I'm ready for a happy day!

See my smile?

Say & Pray

This is the day the LORD has made.

-Psalm 118:24 NLT

Thank You, God, for each new day! Amen.

God's World

Bright and Beautiful

Mommy and I feed the ducks at the park in God's colorful world.

Say and Pray

The earth is full of the things you made.

— Psalm 104:13

Thank You, God, for colors! Amen

God's World

My Family

God gave our family a new baby, tiny and sweet!

Say and Pray

[God] made us.

— Psalm 100:3

Thank You, God, for babies! Amen.

God's World

Raindrops and Rainbows

After the rain, the sun shines again, and God makes a rainbow!

Say and Pray

[God] sends rain to the earth.

— Psalm 147:8

Thank You, God, for raindrops and rainbows! Amen.

God's World

Zoo Day

God made all the animals. The monkeys make me laugh!

Say and Pray

The earth is full of your creatures.

— Psalm 104:24 ESV

Thank You, God, for animals! Amen.

God's World

Watch Me!

I like to run and climb and slide. God made my body!

Say and Pray

You made ... my body

— Psalm 139:13 NLT

Thank You, God, for my body! Amen.

God's World

So Big!

God is big, and He made a big world!

Say and Pray

God ... made the whole world

— Acts 17:24

Thank You, God, for Your big world! Amen.

God's Gifts


Good food tastes yummy and helps me grow.

Say and Pray

[God] gives food to the hungry.

— Psalm 146:7

Thank You, God, for good food! Amen.


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Say and Pray Devotions 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
My children love reading. For as long as they can remember, we have been reading aloud together. Now that they are in school, they are starting to read more and more on their own which makes those moments reading together even more special. It’s never to early to start creating those special memories of reading with you. “Say & Pray Devotions – first words, Devotions, and Prayer” is a perfect first book to share with your little one and create a memory that will last a lifetime. “Say & Pray Devotions – first words, Devotions, and Prayer” Diane Stortz, is a devotional for little children. The devotional encourages little minds to explore new words all the while helping them grow in their faith. Each devotion shares the message of God’s love and helps your little one learn and follow Bible truths. “Say & Pray Devotions – first words, Devotions, and Prayer” is a board book that is the perfect size for little hands. The pages bend easily in small hands and could stand to be a bit thicker. The illustrations are full colour and full of details that will have your child exploring each page. The book is divided into three sections, “God’s World”, “God’s Gifts” and “God’s Love”. Each section explores what God wants to share with us. Each devotion spans two pages and contains a short devotional of two or three lines, a great length to capture a little ones mind and heart. It is followed by a short scripture verse and prayer. Your child will love to point out and talk about the labeled objects on each page. Each word helps your child discover something wonderful that God wants to share with us. “Say & Pray Devotions – first words, Devotions, and Prayer” is so much more than a “simple book”. It’s a book that encourages you to spend time beyond reading the words of the book. As you explore each page with your child, you will find yourself sharing special moments that neither of you will forget. With the help of the pictures, you can share how God loves each of us in your own words. "Say & Pray Devotions - first words, Devotions, and Prayer" is a great book to share with your little one to help them grow in their faith. It would make a perfect gift for a baby shower or first birthday. *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my review.
ChasRay0 More than 1 year ago
Say and Pray Devotions are the perfect thing to get your little one excited about God's word. Diane Stortz has put a lot of effort to make this devotional not only useful, but fun. It's divided into catagories, for example God's love, God's world, God'd gifts. Each picture of the devotional also has first words that you child can point to and name. They relate to the subject matter and make it fun for the child to learn. Each devotion also has a short scripture for you to read to your child and if they are old enough, they can read it themselves or even memorize it. In my opinion this book is great for younger children or preschoolers. It would also be great for any church's younger Sunday school classes and/or nursery. *I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions expressed above are my own.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
After the rain, the sun shines again, and God makes a rain bow! Words that describe the illustration Cloud Rain Puddle Rainbow Hat Dog God sends rain to the earth. Psalm 147:8 Thank you, God, for raindrops and rainbows! Amen. This is just one example of a Pray and Say page. There are pages about God's gifts, God's world and God's love. All pages consists of the same basic format - a sentence or two about what God made, words that describe the brightly colorful illustrations, a verse and a prayer. This hardback board book is cute and colorful. I would recommend it for toddlers. Young children will enjoy practicing words and showing off what they know. This is a great way for little ones to learn about the world God made and begin to identify basic items and give thanks for the gifts He gives us. It seems sturdy enough to hold up under the use of little fingers. I received a free copy of this book from flyby promotions to review. I was not required to review positively .
readerscozycorner More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this cute little book. I like the way it has the little verses listed on each day as well as the way it adds an educational touch to it as well. Each page has a verse and very colorful pictures with the title of what each item is over the pictures. I think this would be a great addition to a child's church bag. It would help them to sit still and also learn at the same time. I think this book would make a great addition to any young child's library. This is a great start to getting your little ones pointed in the right direction when it comes to praying and studying God's Word. I loved this and I can't wait to be able to gift it to a special little one in my life. I received this book for free from FlyBy. A positive review was not required.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful board book to introduce little ones to the idea of praying through their day. Each brightly colored picture spreads across two pages, with objects labeled so that you can teach them about words, colors, animals, family members, church, prayer, etc. Each two-page spread also includes a simple Bible verse and a one sentence prayer. I am gifting this to my baby grandson and his parents, and am sure they will enjoy sharing it together. **I was given a copy of this book by FlyBy Promotions and voluntarily chose to review it. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**