Find peace in your bedtime routine.
Do you long for your children to grow close with God? Join the
adorable animal families as they learn to pray about every moment of the
day—the fun times, the hard parts, and everything in between.
Whether the animals ask God for help finding a toy or thank Him for
the day’s adventures, God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers will create a
special, quiet bedtime routine of prayer and will instill God’s Word in
your children’s hearts.
Written by: Hannah C. Hall
Illustrated by: Steve Whitlow
God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers is truly a beautiful way to end your little one's day. The peaceful rhythm of each prayer is helpful in calming a child and a lovely way to encourage them in their bedtime prayers.
Each page illustrates a different animal family and a special experience from their day. One illustration pictures a bear family enjoying ice cream in the park, the prayer to accompany this page is one of thanksgiving followed by "Always be thankful" Colossians 3:15. Another page shows a little bunny searching for his teddy bear before bed, the prayer is a request of help and is followed by "Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7. What a beautiful reminder that we can take all of our concerns to the Lord, even the smallest one.
Each illustration is precious. The soft coloring and variety of animal families really attracted my daughter's attention. When the book arrived she was very excited to read it with me. I loved how the book presented so many different ideas of prayers to children, and that each prayer was followed by a scripture. There are prayers of thanksgiving, concern for a sibling's health, fear, confession of not sharing with a friend and a desire to help others. All wonderful lessons for children!
My daughter is 3 1/2 and really enjoyed God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers however younger children would find this book enjoyable too since the pages are short. It is a board book which is perfect for little ones who have yet to learn the importance of treating books with special care. : )
I would definitely recommend this book!
*I received a complimentary copy of God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers from Book Look Blogger in exchange for my honest review*
Thank you so much for your review. The book sounds adorable and a good tool for parents wanting to teach their children about God. I wouldn't have known about this book without your review. Thanks! - DeniseReplyDelete
Thank you, Denise! It is a very sweet book. : )Delete
It’s so lovely to have a bedtime that includes quiet books and prayers. My kids are adults now and this post reminded me of that time in our lives. Thanks for sharing a reminder that at the end of the day, we, too, can cast all our cares on Him.ReplyDelete
Hello Sarah, first of all, thank you for your beautiful blog ! I often read it and find myself pacified. I never write a comment because I'm French and if I read english with no problem, writing in english is not my forte. But reading what you wrote on this prayerbook, I was wondering... You said your daughter is 3 1/2. How did you pray with her when she was younger? I have a small daughter who is 14 months old. We do a family prayer with her before we go to bed but I find myself at loss when I try to pray with her or to speak of God to her. I would love to but I don't know how to proceed because she is so small. Would you have some input on this subject ? Thank you and sorry for all the mistakes .... ClémenceReplyDelete
Thank you, Clémence! We have always included Jemimah in our time of daily devotion and prayer. I think many times that can be the best time of learning. When our daughter sees that spending time daily in prayer and Bible reading is important to us, she too is making prayer a priority now. Which truly blesses my heart. : )Delete
This verse is one that my mom often repeated to me over the years "And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
I have also been very blessed to find wonderful books like "God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers". It is a great way to encourage little ones in the ways of the Lord on a level they can understand.
May the LORD bless you as you teach your precious little one about Jesus!
Clemence, sitting with a book like this works with a little one, too. Just even a little bit at a time—unhurried—as she comes and goes from your lap (as toddlers will). Or as a look book during church. And as always, we mamas pray for our children at all ages. When the kids were growing up, I had a specific prayer day for each one for the days of the week. There are seven of them ages 27-42. We have four daughters and three sons.ReplyDelete
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