Children’s Books of Prayers

These are truly wonderful books—I love all of them! Some are out-of-print, but are only listed if they are readily available on the secondary book market. Copies in good condition can often be found at reasonable prices.

Out-of-print books may be found in libraries or the used book market. Both Amazon and are helpful sources.

= some of our favorites
  • A World of Prayers

    Brooks, Jeremy
    Frances Lincoln Children's Books, London, UK
    Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2006

    Nice selection of Christian prayers from around the world; prayers for morning, mealtimes, night time, and blessings; attractive illustrations.

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  • A Child's Book of Prayers

    Hague, Michael, illustrator
    Henry Holt & Co., 1985, 1988, 2010

    Traditional prayers, nicely illustrated. Available in various editions; not for toddlers.

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  • Blessings & Prayers: For Children Who are Beginning to Pray with the Whole Church

    Jarrett, Judy, illustrator; Gabe Huck, editor
    Liturgy Training Publications, 1994
    Chicago, Illinois

    Inviting illustrations make the church's traditional prayers accessible to children

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  • Peace on Earth: A Book of Prayers from Around the World

    Le Tord, Bijou
    Doubleday Book for Young Readers, 1992
    New York, New York

    Lovely soft watercolors illustrate prayers drawn from a wealth of traditions around the world. Each section—Morning & Sun, Plants & Harvesting, Children, the Sea, Animals, Praises & Thanks, Songs & Celebrations, Night & Moon—has five to nine prayers. Prayers are traditional and from noted authors.

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  • Circle of Days

    Lindbergh, Reeve, illustrated by Cathie Felstead
    Candlewick Press, 1998
    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Beautifully illustrated picture book version of St. Francis of Assisi's "Canticle of the Sun"

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  • Be Blest: A Celebration of Seasons

    Owens, Mary Beth
    Simon & Schuster, 1999
    New York, New York

    A beautifully illustrated canticle to nature's cycle of the months of the year: Be Blest; Sing Praise; Rejoice; Give Thanks. Music included.

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  • Best-Loved Prayers: Treasures for a Lifetime

    Rock, Lois
    Lion Publishing, London
    Thomas Nelson, 1996, 1998

    London, United Kingdom; Nashville, Tennessee

    Well-known prayers collected and matched with Bible verses; calm pictures; many moods and themes; all ages

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  • Bless Us All: A Child's Yearbook of Blessings

    Rylant, Cynthia
    Simon & Schuster, 1998

    Appealing short prayers for every month.

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  • Give Me Grace: A Child's Daybook of Prayers

    Rylant, Cynthia
    Simon & Schuster, 1999
    New York, New York

    Simple prayers for the days of the week; colorful illustrations.

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  • Bless This House: A Bedtime Prayer for the World

    Staub, Leslie
    Harcourt, Inc., 2000
    San Diego, New York, London

    Perfect bedtime book: prayer to bless all the creatures and more.

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  • The Lord's Prayer: Explained for Children

    Steven, Kenneth
    Saint Andrew Press, 2006

    Simple explanation and expansion of the words of the Lord's Prayer. Masculine God language throughout.

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