August 11, 2010

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear - Book Review

As a Christian parent, I want my child to grow up understanding the importance of prayer in his personal life.
100 Prayers God Loves to Hear is a collection of prayers and devotional thoughts that can be included at bedtime or family devotions. It includes many traditional prayers and scripture verses.

I liked that there is a short devotional thought to help explain the prayer and scripture verse. Each prayer also features a "My Little Prayer Reminder," which is a short quote emphasizing the importance of prayer. 

100 Prayers God Loves to Hear, 100 Praise SongsThe pages are bright and colorful and are appealing to young eyes. I like that each prayer also has a coordinating praise song. The songs are short reminders of the lessons learned in that day's devotion. I'm sure the songs will be stuck in my head for the next million years, but the message is positive and true.

I thought it was somewhat funny that they included the "Serenity Prayer" as one of the prayers. I'm not sure how many children understand the meaning of the word serenity (although that days lesson does provide a definition). I just don't generally envision a child asking God for "the serenity to accept the things I cannot change," but I suppose it's a prayer that anyone can pray, especially for children who sometimes feel helpless to change things in their own lives. I also think it's funny that they have the inside scoop on the prayers that "God Loves to Hear." I think it's kinda hard to say that with any degree of certainty, but maybe that's just me.

All in all, it is a well-done collection of prayers and devotions. The songs are catchy and professionally done. It's a great resource for family devotions or bedtime.


I received a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate my review. I was not obligated to give a positive endorsement.

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