My Very First Prayers
Author: Lois Rock
Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe
Use: School, Church, home. Ideal for Baptism present or present for young godchild
Lois Rock is a highly acclaimed author.
This book of prayers is aimed at younger children and will help them to express their joys and sorrows and learn more about the love of God.
The text is clear and bold with a different prayer on each page, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe with a charm and appeal that captures the every day world of the very young. For example: Thank you God for all things cuddly, In a heap that's soft and muddly, Where I can lie down and rest, like a dormouse in its nest. This is illustrated by a heap of soft toys.
Each section can be identified by an icon at the top of the page such as a sun for morning prayers and a candle for special days.
This book is a blend of traditional prayers and prayers created especially for this book. It is a book to read to children as babies and infants, but one they will enjoy dipping into when they are slightly older.
In the section Around the Year, there is a prayer that speaks of, a summertime place of trees and flowers, the gentle call of a dove, the hum of a bee - these things must be a glimpse of heaven above.
I believe this book of prayers expresses that window from a child's viewpoint. May the prayers and reflections indeed give them that glimpse!
Reviewer: Lizzie McWhirter
RE and Spiritual Development Officer
Coventry Diocese, Shifnal, Shropshire
Binding: Hard Cover