Friday, April 9, 2010

"this little prayer of mine" by anthony destefano

Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

As I child, I prayed that prayer each night with my mom and brother. (I continued reciting this prayer with my mom long after I should have been using my own words!) I think there's something special--and important--about praying with your children before they go to sleep.

This Little Prayer of Mine, written by Anthony DeStefano and illustrated by Mark Elliot, teaches children that they can talk to God about anything--their wants, their fears, their joys ... anything! It's a rhyming poem, and each stanza is illustrated. This is a cute book that small children are sure to enjoy looking through and having read to them. While it's too long to memorize and recite at bedtime, it certainly should help instill in children the importance of prayer.

Should you read it? If you have a child to read it to!

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. You can purchase it here.

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