This Little Prayer of Mine

Having the opportunity to review books is one of my favorite aspects of being a blogger. I’ve been a reader for so long that sharing my love of literature with my kids is super important to me. I want them to grow up looking forward to a reading assignment in school instead of dreading it which I see so many kids now do.

I’ve recently started saying nightly prayers with my kids. Being 5 and 3 they are often confused about what they should pray for. I try to tell them that they should pray for things that are on their heart or thank God for something he has done for them. But still most nights are filled with more questions than prayers.

The book This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano is really a prayer in a book. A prayer that includes asking God to be there with us when we are scared, sad, and even asking for forgiveness when we are doing things we know aren’t right.

In addition to asking for these things, there is also praise. Praise to God for the things that we do have and the things that He creates for us to see.

The prayer asks God to help us be like Him. To share His love by caring for others, giving back, and sharing our talents.

It concludes by just asking God to continue to love us, because that really all we want. That love will give us the tools we need to accomplish everything.

The illustrations by Mark Elliott are beautiful and really helped my kids see what it was we were praying about.

If you would like to purchase this book to share with your family, you can do so from the Random House website.

Or, I have a 2nd copy of this book to GIVEAWAY!

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Disclaimer: “This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.”


  1. I hope to pass down my love of cooking ~ Not only does it provide nutritious meals for a family to enjoy while they gather around the dinner table but it can also be used to serve others when they are sick, down, discouraged, death of a loved one, etc. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  5. Meredith says:

    I hope to pass on my love for reading!

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  10. I am already passing on to my daughter my love of gardening.

  11. I would love for my kids to inherit my love of reading! I am an avid reader and have been since I was like 4. I think it is working- they will read to each other and themselves – and they are only 2 and 3!!! (Obviously they are not “reading” but they make up stories to go with the pictures- which makes my day!!

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