A Fun Way to Pray with Kids

I was unsure about this book (100 Prayers God Loves to Hear) when requesting it from Booksneeze. Sometimes the “religious and spiritual” genre for kids can be pretty lame.

Basically, this book contains 100 devotional type pages that a parent can read with their child, all centered around prayer. It’s pretty cool because it features prayers from some of our spiritual fathers and mothers (Mother Teresa, St. Francis, Cecil Francis Alexander, etc.) that you can pray with your child.

One of my favorite entries is one that tells how God made peanuts and grapes, and how we can eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches- and how we can thank God for that! Many of the devotions surround the idea of thankfulness, which is a real important (and difficult) one for kids to learn.

The book includes 2 CDs with a song that goes along with each devotion. The songs aren’t ones that adults would choose to listen to if they were by themselves, but they’re not too annoying if one doesn’t mind VBS-style music. Asante and Aly both really really liked both the book and music– Asante even asked me to put some music on while we ate lunch!

Of course, there are a couple, okay, well, one, devotion that I wasn’t too fond of (hint: the song that goes with it is America the Beautiful), BUT out of 100 devotions, I can easily skip over the one I don’t like and the kids will never know. Overall, this is a really good book. I like the idea and it seems to be really appropriate for young children (probably ages 2-5). I think this would be a good gift to give!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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