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!
Celebrate the real reason for the season with Santa as he takes time from a busy Christmas Eve to pause and offer a prayer to the Lord. On Christmas Eve, a brother and sister stroll through their town, excitedly discussing the gifts they hope to find under the tree. Then they suddenly spy Santa quietly slipping into the church. They follow him inside, where they witness his humble prayer at the altar crèche and hear his greatest holiday wish: that children understand that Jesus is the focus at Christmas . . . and always.
Preschoolers will enjoy pictures of God’s creation as they learn to thank him for all he has made. The delightful art and rhyming text keep little ones engaged as they develop grateful hearts.
Inspire little ones to pray! Precious Moments: Little Book of Prayers is a colorful board book that teaches little ones, ages 2-4, prayers for thankfulness, praise, school, mealtime, and bedtime. Little boys and girls will cherish this addition to their library.
Sweet, simple blessings that encourage thoughtful gratitude during all four seasons.
Tiny Blessings: For All Seasons is a sweet, simple book for teaching babies and toddlers how to count their blessings every day. The soothing and minimal text and beautiful illustrations will fill young children’s minds with positive thoughts and will encourage them to appreciate life’s special gifts no matter if it be winter, spring, summer, or fall. Babies and toddlers will see the importance of counting their blessings during each season and will learn to give thanks all year round. Parents and little ones will love sitting down together with this warm, joyful book, which is sure to become a perennial favorite in many homes.
With clear, simple language and sweet illustrations, this board book explains the meaning of one of the best-loved Christian prayers, the Lord’s Prayer. Brief explanatory text relates the words of the prayer to young children’s everyday lives and teaches them how to talk to God like a father. <p/> Rounded corners, padded covers, and sturdy board book pages ensure that youngsters can enjoy this book over and over.
Baby's First Book of Prayers - A charming first book of 41 prayers with adorable artwork all parents will cherish each time they cuddle up and read with their new baby or toddler. This thoughtful gift for new parents encourages boys and girls to be thankful for the everyday things.
Prayer for a Child - This is a prayer written for one little girl, but it is a prayer for boys and girls all over the world. It is full of the intimate gentleness for familiar things, the love of friends and family, and the kindly protection of God. It carries a universal appeal for all ages and races, and brings to our hearts and minds the deep responsibility of preserving for all times the faith and hopes of little children.
How to Pray: Reflections and Essays - The revered teacher and bestselling author of such classic Christian works as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis here offers wisdom and lessons that illuminate our private dialogue with God—prayer—in this collection drawn from the breadth of his writings. C. S. Lewis’s insights on Christianity and his reflections on Christian life continue to guide us more than fifty years after his death. How to Pray showcases Lewis’s enduring wisdom on prayer and its place in our daily lives. Cultivated from his many essays, articles, and letters, as well as his classic works, How to Pray provides practical wisdom and instruction to help readers nurture their spiritual beliefs and embrace prayer in all its forms. While many people would like to speak to God, they often don’t know how to begin. Lewis guides them through the practice, illuminating the significance of prayer and why it is central to faith. A welcome addition to the C. S. Lewis canon, How to Pray offers a deeper understanding of our personal tradition of prayer, our faith, and what is means to be a Christian.
Night Night, Sleepytown - Join bestselling author Amy Parker and award-winning illustrator Virginia Allyn in the latest Night Night adventure through Sleepytown, where community helpers work hard so everyone can rest! Say thank you and good night to farmers, doctors, teachers, firefighters, and God, who takes care of us all. Your little ones will sleep soundly, feeling safe and loved.
In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Child's Book of Prayers - I see the moon And the moon sees me; God bless the moon, And God bless me. Michael Hague’s beautifully illustrated, best-selling collection of traditional prayers is now available as a padded board book. From “The Lord’s Prayer” to “Now I Lay MeDown to Sleep,” the verses included are familiar, comforting, and appropriate for even the youngest child. The art is full of love and spirit, presenting a reassuring vision of the world.
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