180 Prayers to Change the World (for Kids)

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Many simple, some challenging, action-based prayers that call kids to action to spread goodness and faith. Whether or not readers do the call to action, the book at least gives readers something upon which to reflect.
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These 1 minute Devotional Thoughts / prayers are very practical and actionable for kids/families.

I've only just started, but can't wait to go through this book with my 1st grader. It will push us out of our shy/introvert bubbles into the world around us (in good healthy and safe ways. 

The introduction calls out kids, using broad and yet specific wording that should make each one feel like it was written especially for them.

I'm enjoying the call to action, "Be the Change" as in be the change you see the world needs. Don't sit back and wait for someone else to do it. 

📌 I received a copy of the book from @NetGalley. I chose to review it here, all thoughts are my own.
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"180 Prayers to Change the World (for kids)" by Janice Thompson is q self-guided prayer devotional for kids that includes a single bible verse each day and then a prayer for the child to pray. After the prayer is a short "Be the Change" section for a child to put to action the prayer they just prayed.

There were lots of interesting topics for kids to pray but I didnt think each prompt had enough to context to help kids understand what they are praying and why. The "Be the Change" section was stimulating for kids but might be hard to practice if the prayers are done before bedtime.

All in all, I felt like the book whet the child's appetite but didn't have enough meat to help them apply their mind to the prayers. If the prayers include more "why" and was more open-ended and less of something to blindly recite this would have been a more helpful devotional for kids.
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This is a wonderful book for any child that is wanting to learn how to pray. It has a bible verse, a prayer and an activity to do for each day. It is written at a child's level, so it is easy for them to understand. This book would make a great gift. Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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I received this arc on netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

What I liked:
-A verse relating to the prayer was on every page.
-After every prayer, there was a suggestion for an action you can do related to whatever subject was covered.

What I disliked:
-Some of the prayers didn't really sound like something a kid would say in my opinion.

Overall:
This book can be a helpful resource in teaching kids to care about people and the world around them.
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A lot of times I hear from my kids that they don’t know what to say when they pray. This book is perfect for that! I love that it gives kids important character building opportunities, too. I love that it was written on a child’s level and will easily keep their attention.
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Are you a parent, grandparent or caregiver who desire to teach your kids to be world changers?  Do you want to teach your kids to pray about the everyday things of life and make a big difference?  You have the perfect new resource in Janice Thompson's "180 Prayers to Change the World (for Kids)."  It's a great book that helps kids see their prayers are powerful and their prayers matter in the grand scheme of eternity.

Grab a copy and disciple your child as you work through the book together.  Or pass a copy off to a child who wants to learn how to pray but isn't sure how.  They can pick relevant topics as needed and pray through them.  Or give it as a gift to a young person in your life.

Here's what you'll find.  Each day's entry has a new topic, a relevant scripture, a guided prayer, and a "be the change" activity that will helps kids grow by learning that they are sometimes the answers to their own prayers. So kids learn that the Scriptures are relevant today, that we can use the God's Word to pray back to Him, and we are called to obey God's Word. 

Topics include:
 - Your Best Gift - (Proverbs 15:30) Kids pray about other ways they can give when they don't have a lot of money.  Their "Be the Change" activity is to visit with an elderly person and ask them about their life.
-  The Source of Hope - (Romans 15:13) Kids ask God to help them stop looking in the wrong places for hope and look to Him instead.  Kids are challenged to "Be the Change" by offering to help their teacher at school set up her classroom.
- Battery Changing Friendships - (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Kids pray about finding godly friends who will encourage them instead of try to get them to misbehave. "Be The Change" encourages kids to offer to help an elderly neighbor decorate their Christmas tree.
- Where Your Treasure Is - (Matthew 6:21) Kids pray about finding in Jesus all the treasure they will ever need.  This "Be the Change" activity encourages kids to give away some of their clothes or toys (earthly treasures) to a local charity.

When it's all said and done, this book is a great way to disciple your kids in prayer as well as obedience to God's Word.  My  own children are a bit old for this book, as it seems to be perfect for elementary students, but I plan to use it with my early teen anyway.  (And I'm hoping my older teen will listen in.)  This book is practical and helpful.  Plus, what's better than investing in the next generation by teaching them to pray and obey?  Yeah, nothing.  So get a copy of "180 Prayers to Change th e World (for Kids)" today!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.  The opinions expressed are my own.
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