Kids Prayer Book Review & Giveaway!

Brainfreeze! Forgot to announce the winner this morning:

By random drawing, Heid is the winner! Check your email! 🙂

What cool timing to be given the opportunity from Tommy Nelson to review a children’s book on prayer! Since I released my ebook, “The Sensational Scent of Prayer” last week, it was a neat thing to hear my 1st grade son, Samuel, reading “Hermie: God Listens When I Pray.” This book is a level 2 reader and Samuel did a great job reading it. So here is a picture of Samuel being silly when he found a four leaf clover recently.

You can imagine how much he loves stories about bugs and caterpillars. 🙂

This particular story of Hermie begins with Hermie’s friend,Antonio, the ant, needing help with his foot stuck under a rock. Hermie tried to help by moving the rock, but couldn’t. Then he quickly started running all over to find someone to help him. He spoke to three different bugs before God speaks to him and says, “I know you need help; why are you running everywhere to ask for it…except to Me?”

Hmmm. I think I felt some conviction when Samuel read that part of the story.

The story has an incredible surprise ending that you and your caterpillar-loving son or daughter will enjoy greatly.

To enter the book giveaway for “Hermie: God Listens When I Pray”, leave a comment saying how you encourage your children to pray. Giveaway closes at 11 pm, Thursday 5/17. Winner announced Friday morning.

To enter a giveaway for my ebook “The Sensational Scent of Prayer,” CLICK HERE.

This Hermie book was provided by Tommy Nelson; all opinions are my own.

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  1. What an awesomely cute picture of your son, Rachel! 🙂 Too cute! We love Hermie in our house too! ~ Blessings, Amy

  2. I try to explain to my kids that praying is like talking to your best friend and that you can pray for anything and everything. I also explain that just like every parent or person you talk to -you may not get the answer you desire but know that you are being heard. I also love to explain that you can pray anytime and anywhere–and boy do they! LOL

  3. Addie Jane says:

    When they worry (i have one big time worrier) I tell them (him) to say a prayer. To give it over, and God will help take the worry. Just this morning he was worrying over the 6th grade math final. Just talking about it, and praying about it we concluded that he may have misheard the teacher and it was really 16 problems not 60.

  4. One way we pray together is whenever we hear/see an ambulance we immediately pray for the patient, their family, the paramedics, and the doctor. On one occasion, my daughter began praying and we found out later that we knew the person in the ambulance-a dear family member who is now fully recovered.

  5. Sha'rrell Haws says:

    I try to encourage prayer at all times, not just meals and bed. Our oldest grandson just turned 11, pre-pubescent… ohhhhhh, it shows too!! When he’s just soooo flustered over what seems nothing to me, I TRY to remember to hold my tongue (I don’t always, I’m sorry to say) and I TRY to encourage him to spend some quiet time w/God…. when he does, he definitely feels/acts better. He is very good about being thankful and giving God praise when he’s not in a hormonal firestorm, I think that helps him to get there when he is… he’s learning it’s a constant state of mind…..

  6. By telling her that talking to God is just like talking to Mom or Dad. I want her to know that she can pray about anything, everything, whenever and wherever. God wants her to talk with him and if she listens, she’ll hear him talk to her too.

  7. At church, we made a prayer chain. Kids can write names of who they want to pray for on a paper link and tape together to form a prayer chain!

    1. Rachel Wojnarowski says:

      I love this idea! So cute!

  8. I try explaining that prayer is talking with a friend but it’s a very special friend- Jesus!

  9. Heidi Forward-Kraft says:

    Whenever my girls complain about something, or tell me something that bothers them, I tell them to pray about it. Just last night my 7 yr old went to bed, laid down, and said “I can’t sleep.” I told her to pray about it and she just might fall asleep. I want them to know that they can pray about anything and everything. Nothing is too big or too small to pray about.

  10. Marcia Garrett says:

    I am collecting wonderful books to share with the amazing grandchildren that I will have one day and the precious little ones in our church.

  11. Sarah Davis says:

    We (my girls and I) were just talking about prayer the other day. I was explaining to them to remember that when you pray you are talking to God…. the person who created you and the person who created everything. It is a special thing.

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