April 26, 2016

A Book of Small Prayers for Tiny Hands ~ My Little Prayers by Diane Le Feyer

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We've recently been introduced to our first book in the My Little series called My Little Prayers. With "My Little" in the title, of course you can only guess that this a series written specifically for children, but there is also another reason. You see one of the other most noteworthy aspects of this particular collection is that the books are really small, perfect for my son's tiny hands. I remember when it arrived–I open up the box to find this precious little storybook, and thought "how adorable!"


ABOUT THE BOOK:
My Little Prayers teaches children both classic and modern prayers surrounding subjects such as mealtimes, bedtime, playtime, time with God, and others as well as prayer for times when children are fearful, happy, or sad. New illustrations in the same perfect format for the small hands of your toddlers and preschoolers make My Little Prayers a wonderful gift for a variety of occasions, and it is just the right size to tuck into a birthday gift bag or Easter basket.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Diane Le Feyer is a French illustrator. Even as a child, she always knew that one day she would draw wonderful pictures for kids to enjoy! She also teaches students what she knows about illustration. Diane is very busy with her life as a teacher, artist, mother, Star Wars enthusiast, and bad cook. She has a darling daughter, a loving husband, and a pearlscale goldfish named Bubbles.

The My Little series is a best selling collection of books with over two million copies sold. My Little Prayers is a sweet book that introduces young children to prayer. It is broken down into eight different prayer topics:

  • My Day
  • My Mealtime
  • My Bedtime
  • My Family and Friends
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Feelings
  • My Special Days
  • My Time with God

I really like that it also offers a table of contents, making it easier to skip to a certain topic. Throughout each of the eight sections you'll find a collection of prayers taken from many different sources. Some are written by poets, while others are quoted right out of the Bible. Whether it is playtime or bedtime, children will find a prayer to recite that just right for their situation. 


Dear Lord,
Thank You that I am  
sometimes strong,
Help me when I am still weak;
Thank You that I am
sometimes wise,
Help me when I am still foolish;
Thank You that I have
sometimes done well,
Forgive me the time I
have failed You;
And teach me to serve
You and Your world
With love and faith and truth,
With hope and grace and
good humor. Amen.

~ A Swaledale Parish Prayer ~


This is a great little book to take on the go, since it really is pocket size. It kind of reminds me of a kid's version of my Prayer Points book–it's compact in size and offers a collection of different prayer topics perfect for young children. I personally feel that it's important to teach prayer as early as possible. The illustrations by Diane Le Feyer are delightful and full of pretty colors. It's good for little ones to know that God is always there listening to them and waiting for them to talk to Him. If you are looking to introduce your child to praying, then I highly recommend picking up My Little Prayers for them.



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