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This Little Prayer of Mine

by Anthony DeStefano
Illustrated by Mark Elliott


In this rhyming Christian bedtime prayer book, many themes and daily concerns of the young child are carefully and thoughtfully conveyed.

Beautifully illustrated with multicultural sensitivity by Mark Elliott—the illustrator for Gail Carson Levine’s Princess Tales series—the soft images of many ages and races of people in many real-life situations aid in reinforcing the comforting tone of the spiritual message within this brief devotional.

Simple themes are covered: acknowledging the existence of God, trusting in God, and wondering if our prayers will really be answered.  The prayers include asking for help with areas such as facing our fears, loneliness, selfishness, and sad times. Also covered are the themes of forgiveness, thankfulness, and sharing our time and treasure.

In these days of much uncertainty, a child could easily drift off to sleep after hearing or reading the calming words of This Little Prayer of Mine. Highly recommended.

The Book

WaterBrook Press / Multnomah
February 16, 2010
Children's non-fiction / Prayers and devotions / Ages 4 - 8
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NOTE: Endorsed by the National Day of Prayer

The Reviewer

Christine R. Lindemer
Reviewed 2010
NOTE: Reviewer C.R. Lindemer is the editor of True Cow Tales: Literary Sketches and Stories by Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Princesses and the author of children's picture book Beauly the Donkey-Mooing Beltie.
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