Most of us would probably say we learned to pray first by example and then by actually praying. This new book makes a good companion for today’s children who are learning to pray.
Beginning with Adam and Eve talking with God in the garden of Eden, Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer shows kids that prayer is simply talking with God about whatever we’re feeling and whatever we need.
Children get a quick tour of Bible history as the book shows the difficulty of prayer after the fall and outside the garden, then God’s communication through the law and the prophets, followed by the prayers of Jesus and the prayer He taught His followers to pray.
Jesus promises His friends the Spirit to live in them so they could be closer to God than ever after His death and resurrection, and the book wraps with the promise that friends of Jesus will live with God in a perfect, beautiful world and talk with Him face to face once again when Jesus returns.
The final page reminds us that
“Until then, we can talk with God—any time, any place, any prayer.
Why not do it right now.”
But perhaps most useful for children learning to pray are the pages of the book filled with examples of people praying—real people such as Old Testament characters and historical figures and even more examples of children praying, often with their words in speech balloons.
A good book for children to grow on!
Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer
written by Laura Wifler, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri
published by The Good Book Company, 2021
hardcover picture book, 32 pages
Making God’s wonders known to the next generation,