Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to prayer. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about prayer.
Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.
When it comes to children’s stories about prayer, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer to popular sellers like Prayer for a Child.
We hope this list of kids books about prayer can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book! As you explore the list, please comment below to let us know what books you would add.
Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer - A repackaged edition of the revered author’s fictitious collection of letters in which he ruminates on the nature of prayer—what it is, how it works, and how it should be practiced. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—shares his understanding of the role of prayer in our lives and the ways we might better imagine our relationship with God. Composed as a collection of fictitious dispatches to his friend, Malcolm, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer considers this basic display of devotion in its form, content, and regularity, and the ways it both reflects our faith and shapes how we believe.
Good Night, God Chunky Lift-a-Flap Book - Dear God, I’m ready for bed at the end of the day… but there are some things I’d like to say. Good Night, God is a sweet, inspirational, lift-a-flap book about thanking God for all the wonderful things in the world. Simple sentences reinforce future language structure while grasping and lifting the sturdy flaps helps develop fine motor skills. A perfect first book! Your little one will love to read along as you give thanks at bedtime.
Bedtime Blessings - Dear God, It’s the end of the day and time for my prayer to say thanks for your blessings and heavenly care Bedtime Blessings offers a peaceful way to end the day with a special child, through this heartfelt prayer of gratitude and wish for God’s blessings on others, too. Created to help grow a joyful spirit of contentment in even the youngest child, this sweet blessing will guide them into dreamland with a heart full of thanks and love.
Tiny Blessings: For Mealtime - Sweet, simple blessings that encourage thoughtful gratitude before mealtime. Food Provides Many Blessings. . .Like helping us grow up strong, filling our house with yummy smells, and bringing us together. Let’s give thanks for the food we eat! With thoughtful verse and illustrations that highlight the warmth of home, parents and children will delight in the simple blessings included in this sweet padded-cover board book.
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