What Every Child Should Know About Prayer
How’s your prayer life? Sadly, most adults grin and shrug when asked this question. But if your prayer life is on the rocks, what does your child’s look like? We have a responsibility to teach our children the language, practice, and importance of prayer because prayer is a critical part of introducing them to God. What Every Child Should Know About Prayer will give every parent a roadmap for teaching their children the theology of prayer. What prayer is, why we pray and what we can pray about are just some of the topics covered. The quiet artwork is exceptional, with illustrations to which every kid can relate. Most selections in What Every Child Should Know About Prayer end with a simple, natural prayer that your child can make his own. Extremely helpful and practical, What Every Child Should Know About Prayer will encourage your child to talk to God about the big and small things in his life.
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Author: Nancy Guthrie
Illustrator: Jenny Brake
Publisher: 10 Publishing
Date of Publication: November 2, 2014
Awards and Endorsements:
“There is nothing more important as a parent than teaching your child to pray. With children, you aren’t fighting uphill—they are cynical free. Nancy’s book will get you started on this wonderful journey. I’m going to get a copy for each of my children to use with our grandchildren.”
— Paul Miller, Executive Director of SeeJesus and author of A Praying Life
“It will only take a short time to read ‘What Every Child Should Know About Prayer’, but it can provide a lifetime of blessing. Nancy Guthrie skillfully provides everything you need to teach your children to pray. Get prayer right and you give them access to heaven.”
— Marty Machowski, Pastor and author of The Ology and The Gospel Story Bible
“This is a beautiful book that teaches wonderful truths about the privilege of prayer. Nancy Guthrie writes in such a way that complex ideas are accessible even to young readers. This book is going to be treasured by parents who are eager to help their children talk with their Heavenly Father. I’m excited to use it with my grandchildren!”
— Alistair Begg, Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland
“‘What Every Child Should Know about Prayer’ is a delightful book with warm and inviting illustrations, as well as helpful guidance on how to talk to God. Nancy Guthrie invites children to pray by teaching them truths about prayer, sharing stories of people who prayed, and providing prayers that children can pray on their own. This book is a wonderful resource for both children and parents!”
— Melissa Kruger, Author of Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood
“Praying to God is so simple a child can do it, but grown-ups often make it needlessly complicated. God wants an honest conversation about what’s true and what matters. In this disarmingly profound book, Nancy Guthrie awakens child-like faith. The format of the book is perfect for a child and parents to read at bedtime or breakfast. The illustrations are thoughtful. It will take a child from the pre-school to the graduate school of prayer, from the ABCs to the depths of wisdom. God’s beloved children (of all ages) will find this book boots-on-the-ground practical.”
— David and Nan Powlison, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
“Little kids need to know that praying is a vital part of life. Nancy Guthrie’s ‘What Every Child Should Know About Prayer’ teaches them to seek God, no matter how young. Read this book to your kids again and again.”
— Deepak Reju, Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington and author of On Guard and Great Kings of the Bible
“Nancy Guthrie has spread a rich feast on the topic of prayer—brilliantly served in bite-sized portions for children! With charming illustrations, ‘What Every Child Should Know about Prayer’ is nothing less than a biblical theology of prayer for children. Read just a bit each night and let God’s Word transform your family’s bedtime routine.”
— Champ Thornton, Pastor and author of The Radical Book for Kids and Pass it On
“Nancy Guthrie gives a gift for anyone seeking to help grow their children’s faith especially as it concerns increasing in the knowledge and practice of prayer. Not only is ‘What Every Child Should Know About Prayer’ immensely practical and understandable, but it is intelligently and artfully designed for little readers. A wonderful addition to the resources for children’s discipleship.”
— Yancey Arrington, Teaching Pastor, Clear Creek Community Church, Houston
“This is a wonderful book—biblical, simple, engaging, attractive! Just imagine a generation of children enjoying learning to pray, as they read and chat through these lovely pages!”
— William and Janet Taylor, St Helen's Bishopsgate, London
We have loved this book! Such a sweet and simple way to explain questions often asked about prayer.
Very nice! We are using it has dinner devotion. Simple clean lines and quick but important messages. I like how it focuses just on one topic, prayer. Using it with my 4 and 6 year olds.