Sparrow's Prayer

Sparrow's Prayer

Sparrow's Prayer

Sparrow's Prayer


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When words are hard to find, prayer blooms in unexpected ways.

Sparrow wakes each morning, ready to sing a prayer of thanksgiving. But not today. Today his words get tangled and knotted in his beak like old yarn and straw. He feels sad and gray, and he's not sure why. So Sparrow decides to ask his friends Turtle, Mousie, and Buck for advice on how to pray. Each friend shows Sparrow a different way to pray without words, through generosity, art, and movement. As the day ends, Sparrow meditates on a rose aglow in the evening light and has an epiphany: Every living thing does what God created them to do. Each life is, itself, a prayer of thanksgiving. Often, the most powerful prayers do not include words. Lyrical and unique, Sparrow's Prayer is a tale about an unexpected and life-changing encounter with the holy.

Backmatter includes an author's note with a reflection and suggestions for using different senses to pray.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506481593
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 02/14/2023
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 467,644
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Roger Hutchison is an author, illustrator, educator, and director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. In addition to Sparrow's Prayer, Roger is the author of seven books, including My Favorite Color Is Blue; Sometimes: A Journey through Loss with Art and Color; and The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children. Roger's ambition is to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today's hurting world.

Ag Jatkowska is an illustrator who lives and works in the United Kingdom. With a passion for creating whimsical scenes full of cute animals, soft colors, and various textures, Ag has illustrated dozens of children's books for publishers all over the world. In her spare time, she loves to discover new places and take long walks with her family. She is fascinated by different cultures, and loves film, theatre, and chocolate.

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