I remember as a child reading from a treasury of prayer book as a child. I don't remember what prayer book, but I do remember the poems and prayers in that book. I was given the opportunity to review Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado.
I read this book with my daughters, ages 9 and almost 4. My nine year old still likes being read to and enjoyed the illustrations and poems. My 4 year old loved the poems and prayers and would keep asking for more each night.
I really liked that this book had a note to the parents in the front that explained why we should teach our children to pray. The illustrations were colorful and the poems, prayers, and verses were just the right length to keep their attention right before bed (even if my younger daughter did want to keep reading the whole book).
One of our favorite poems is as follows:
Thank You, God, for doodlebugs that roll in a ball.
Thank You for the forts we build out in the hall.
Thank You for rain and snow and days in the sun.
Thank You for bikes and trikes and pink bubblegum,
Thank You for music and toys and bells that ring.
Thank You, God, Yes, thank You, God, for everything!
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