This collection of classic prayers, as well as brand-new prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado, will help parents who want to make prayer a daily part of their children’s lives.
Prayer is the foundation of a believer’s life. This collection of prayers from Max and Denalyn Lucado offers parents a resource to teach little ones how to talk to God. This prayer collection includes classic prayers that have been updated for today’s young readers, introductory stories for each section, as well as twenty new prayers for little ones written by Max and Denalyn.
Max and Denalyn open the book with an expanded introduction that instructs parents on teaching their children to pray. A helpful prayer builder taken from Max’s trade book Before Amen teaches kids that there are four different kinds of prayers: worship, trust, compassion, and gratitude. This collection of new and classic children’s prayers are divided into ten sections. Children will find it easier to learn to pray with examples showing that prayer is a dialogue with God for all times. Beautiful art by Lisa Alderson complements the keepsake style of the book.
It’s never too early to lay a strong foundation for a child’s faith, and the Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers will help parents do just that.
Trim Size: 8.5 x 11
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as teaching minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print.
Follow his website at MaxLucado.com
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Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers
Prayer for bedtime and every time of day!
By Max Lucado, Denalyn Lucado, Lisa Alderson
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2015 Max & Denalyn Lucado
All rights reserved.
Good Morning, God
Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need. And I wait for your answer. —Psalm 5:3
Blessed Jesus, Holy One, Thank You for this morning sun.
Blessed Jesus, full of love, Look on me from high above.
Blessed Jesus, full of light, Show me, Lord, what is right.
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it....
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Blessed Jesus, gentle and mild, Remember me, a little child.
Blessed Jesus, on this day, Keep me safe, this I pray, In Jesus' name, amen.
—Max & Denalyn
Before I Play
Now, before I run to play, Let me not forget to pray To God who kept me through the night And waked me with the morning light.
Help me, Lord, to love You more Than I ever loved before, In my work and in my play, Please be with me through the day. Amen.
A New Day
Today, please make each deed of mine Gentle and patient, pure and kind. Give friends to me, and work and fun, With love and laughter, song and sun. Teach me to help those whom I can, To try to live by Your perfect plan. Make this a day of joyful dawning, As full of love as this good morning.
—John Martin, adapted
I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will sing about your love.
A Prayer for My Day
I thank You, Lord, for quiet rest, And for Your watchful care of me; Oh, let me through the day be blessed And help me all Your gifts to see.
Oh, let me love You; You are kind to little children such as I. Give me a gentle, holy heart. Lord, please be my loving Friend on high.
Help me to please my parents dear, And to do whatever they tell; Bless all my friends, both far and near, And keep them ever safe and well.
—Mary L. Duncan, adapted
All I Do and Say
O Lord, my God, to You I pray While from my bed I rise. May all I do and all I say Be pleasing in Your eyes. Amen.
The morning bright With rosy light Has waked me from my sleep; Father, I know You love me so, With love that is so deep.
All through the day, I humbly pray, Please be my Guard and Guide; My sins forgive And let me live, Blessed Jesus, by Your side. Amen.
—Thomas O. Summers, adapted
From Your Little Child
Through the night Your angels kept Watch beside me while I slept. Now the dark has gone away; Thank You, Lord, for this new day.
North and South and east and West May Your holy name be blessed; everywhere beneath the sun, As in heaven, Your will be done.
Give me food that I may live; every naughtiness forgive; Keep all evil things away From Your little child this day.
—William Canton, adapted
You Love Me, Jesus!
Jesus, You love me so much!
You love me when I'm grumpy, You love me when I'm mean. You love me morning, noon, and night, And all times in between.
You love me when I'm happy, You love me when I'm sad. Because You love me all the time, Then all the time I'm glad.
—Max & Denalyn
Thank You, God, for this new day, In my school, at work and play. Please be with me all day long, In every story, game, and song. May all the happy things we do Make You, our Father, happy too.
Father, We Thank You
Father, we thank You for the night, And for the pleasant morning light; For rest and food and loving care, And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should, To be to others kind and good; In all we do at work or play To grow more loving every day.
—Rebecca J. Weston
Joy of Morning
My Father, for another night Of quiet sleep and rest, For all the joy of morning light, Your holy name be blessed.
—Henry William Baker
A Morning Prayer
Our heavenly Father, it's You we praise In this our morning prayer, For quiet nights and happy days, For love and tender care.
Help us in all we do and all we say To be gentle and be good, And always in our work and play To do the things we should.
—Evelyn Ellis, adapted
In the Morning
Tell me in the morning about your love. I trust you. Show me what I should do because my prayers go up to you.... Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God.
—Psalm 143:8, 10
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Table of Contents
ContentsLetter to Parents, 8,
Good Morning, God, 11,
God, You Are Great!, 25,
My Family and Friends, 43,
In My Play and Through My Day, 59,
My Mealtime Prayers, 75,
God Takes Care of Me, 87,
Teach Me, God, 99,
Prayers for Special Days, 115,
Thank You, God!, 135,
Good Night, God, 147,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
On our shelves we have Max Lucado board books, a treasury, The Story for Little Ones, The Story for Children, and The Christmas Story for Children so I was delighted when I saw a gift-worthy treasury of prayers. Teaching our children poetry, and teaching them to pray is so valuable and a special part of our lives. This treasury is a beautiful tool to help do so. The Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers presents classic rhyming prayers and Lucado originals in a gorgeous presentation for any family to use. An excellent gift idea! Anyone with a young child will benefit so well from this book and I couldn't recommend it more highly. Review Copy.
'Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers' is a beautiful book that children of all ages will enjoy. It's full of prayers for all kinds of situations and circumstances - from bedtime to playtime, happy or sad, or just normal days. Each prayer has a definitive rhyme scheme, so it makes them easier for kids to memorize and repeat back later. The book is also full of beautiful illustrations on each page. They're full of color and will definitely catch the attention of all children - especially the smaller ones who can't read yet. In my opinion, this book can be used for children of all ages. When they're really small, they will enjoy looking at the gorgeous pictures while you read the prayers aloud to them. Over time, as they begin to learn how to read on their own, this would be a great resource on practicing reading skills - with the rhyme scheme of the prayers, it will be easier for the child to use the new abilities they are learning as well as finding a good learning system that's unique to them. With older children, they will be able to practice by reading the book to others. With such wonderful prayers - which could also be described as poems - and the incredibly beautiful artwork, this book is sure to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike. It would also make a great gift for a baby shower or a child's birthday. Very highly recommended!! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book from the publisher through the Book Look Bloggers Program in exchange for an honest review.
The new Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers Prayers for bedtime and every time of day! By Max Lucado and Denalyn Lucado, illustrated by Lisa Alderson is a beautiful compendium for children. Filled with Alderson's beautifully illustrated full color art, and biblical poetry- this book is reminiscent of a poetry book for children. Unlike many modern illustrations you will find in childrens bibles and story books, these are not careless cartoon drawings. The artwork is beautifully created- giving dignity to the poetry and passages in the book. The reader will find both traditional poetry as well as original poetry by Max and Denalyn. This is the perfect prayer book, yet it is presented as a fun to read bedtime story book. There is a lot of flexibility in this compendium.. Basically you can pick up from any spot and start reading, or you can choose to read each poem from cover to cover. This padded hardcover book would make the perfect gift for any young child. These poems and prayers are intended to be read by an adult to a child. The peaceful, soft artwork will draw the attention of young readers as well as parents. The best part of the book is the fact that there are contributions from a number of writers as well as some brief excepts of scripture too. As a blogger for Booklook I received a copy of this book published by Zonderkidz for the purpose of writing this review.