A charming bedtime prayer book for young children full of simple, easy to learn prayers to say before going to sleep.
The collection includes prayers of praise and thanks for the day and the things they have, prayers about family and friends, for those who are ill and animals and pets, and blessings for those they love, for a safe night and a new day ahead.
Delightful illustrations by Antonia Woodward make this prayer book perfect for a treasured moment to share with young children at the end of each day as part of a bedtime routine.
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I read this before going to bed and realised it is one of those books even the adults need. I believe bedtime rituals are very important for both children and adults and this book offers a lot of comfort for everyone. I love the illustrations and the prayers. Good book!
Bedtime Prayers is a beautifully illustrated book of prayers for children. The prayers are simple and easy for kids to memorize and understand. The prayers also cover a variety of what a child may experience throughout the day. This book is a great tool to teach a child how they could pray and what they should pray about. I recommend book to anyone in the Christian Teaching field teaching young children and adults who want to teach the kids in their lives about prayer. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for for the opportunity to read this book. (This review is also on GoodReads.)
This is the cutest Bedtime story book for any child. I would recommend it for anyone who has kids, to read before they go bed. There are four small sections that can read all at once, or one at a time. Praise for the World, Thanks for My Day, Thinking of Others, and Blessings for the Night are four ways you can pray with your child each night, just by reading this book.
Enjoyable little bedtime prayer book. There are some classic favourite children's prayers in this book, as well as some I'd not read before. The illustrations are beautiful and they book is put together in a well thought out way. I read it with my 6 year old, who enjoyed the prayers and the illustration. Handy to have and pick out a bedtime prayer as part of your child's bedtime routine.
It is the end of the day and time to pray, So I close my eyes and think about my day. I will praise God and thank God. I will ask God and listen to God. I am ready to spend time with God. A ritual of prayers at bedtime of prayers to say with your children. The book is made of 4 chapters. Praise for the World Thanks for My Day Thinking of Others Blessings for the Night. This is a great way to end the day with your child. The illustrations are friendly and the words are soothing. A great additional for the whole family. A special thank you to Lion Hudson Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review
This is a beautifully illustrated book of a variety of bedtime prayers for children. It helps little ones understand what prayer is, the different types of prayers, teaches them that God is always accessible to them and gets them in the habit of praying. Very well done! My thanks to NetGalley and Lion Children's Books for allowing me to read an ARC of this book which is scheduled to be published on 7/23/21.
Nice collections of prayers from the traditional to the a more modern for kids of all ages. I couldn't decide if it was more of a story book to read at bedtime or prayers to memorize and say on your own.
Lion have a history of providing books that provide works and illustrations to capture Christian principles, Scripture and as here, the playful heart. There is never a time to early to introduce your child to books or the importance of praying. Bedtime prayers are often something we have all shared in Christian homes and this book has a collection of short verses that will establish this evening reflection. As with adults in prayer the areas covered include Praise and Thankfulness. Support for others and God’s protection on those we love and them that love and care for us. Remembering the day, things that went well or where we could have done more. Repentance and Forgiveness. Reading these verses of prayers lifted my heart and I felt blessed by Jesus’s words to minister to children. Filled with wonderful colourful illustrations this is a fine book of prayers for children and adults to share in their reading time and rejoice in the blessings and leave in prayer our concerns with God. Perfect Easter gift, Baptism/Christening present or just to show those we love we care for them. The gift of drawing nearer to God is open to all and this book is a delightful passport into his presence we can share with our children.
This is the perfect starter prayer book for kids! It’s easy for them to understand what they’re praying for. The illustrations were also beautiful, so that will definitely help the kids stay focused on the book.
Soft, beautiful art and sweet, traditional prayers. The kids in the art are diverse and contextual. This one will be added to our bedtime routine!
This is the complete prayer book! Will be useful to teach your kid to be thankful for every single thing they experience. Reading this for bedtime will make children realize how many things they have to be thankful for and will cultivate gratitude in their minds. Lovely book!
This is an absolutely beautiful book of bedtime prayers. Perfect to be read to younger children, but also for those that can read, to choose their own prayer for the end of the day. There are some lovely biblical references, with the shepherd and the sheep, Jesus teaching children, the animals in pairs off the the Ark, but it can also be interpreted in a more traditional modern way too. The poems are short, and relevant to the world today and there is a good selection to choose from. The illustrations are gorgeous, and although I downloaded it on kindle, it is a book I would definitely purchase.
This book is a cute and informative book about prayers that children can say at night that show they care about the people that they love. I just reviewed Bedtime Prayers by Antonia Woodward. #BedtimePrayers #NetGalley
Some of these prayers are from traditional sources ("all things bright and beautiful...") while others were either written for this edition or are just more recent and the authorship isn't known. The illustrations are very well done and pair well with the prayers.
A devine gateway to bonding with God, inner self, nature and the world around with refreshing illustrations sure to soothe the moods of the little ones as well as grown-ups at bedtime. Thank you Lion Hudson and Net Galley for the e-ARC.
Bedtime Prayers is a perfect gift for new parents. These are beautiful prayers, gorgeously illustrated, for the modern baby. The book is divided into four sections: Praise for the World, Thanks for My Day, Thinking of Others and Blessings for the Night. My favorites are the classic: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. And a new bedtime favorite that includes the lines: The day is done. I have put away my toys And turned off the tech. Beautiful Prayers teach children to appreciate their blessings, be thankful for their parents and friends, to love animals, apologize for mistakes and know they are forgiven and more. It’s simply beautiful in word and art. 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, Lion Hudson Ltd. and Antonia Woodward for this ARC.
One of the most beautiful children's book I have come across! This collection of prayers is a must read for adults and children. It will make you more calm and be grateful. I had such a great time reading this book and I just cannot wait to have a physical copy of this book. The illustrations and the colourful pages are just too precious! Thank you, author/artist and the publisher, for the advance reading copy.