Review of The Prayer Bible for Children

I’ve been a student of prayer since I was a young teen. Oh, how I wish I had The Prayer Bible for Children  back then!

This wonderful Bible released by Tommy Nelson Publishers is chock-full of kid-friendly resources about prayer.

Available in pink or blue, The Prayer Bible for Children is presented in the International Children’s Bible translation, specifically designed for young children, and it comes with a bonus prayer journal.

My favorite parts of this Bible are the Q&A pages.

They address important questions children have about prayer.

  • Do my prayers change God’s mind?
  • I prayed for God to keep my parents together, and they got divorced. What didn’t He answer?
  • What can I do to stay focused when I pray?
  • Do I have to have my eyes closed to pray?
  • How long should I pray about something?
  • If God knows what we need, why do I need to pray?
  • Can I pray for my pets?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve asked some of those same questions as a grownup!

The bible also includes a ton of short articles to take children deeper as budding prayer warriors.

Sample prayers are scattered throughout the bible’s pages, and important verses about faith are highlighted throughout the text.

I love this Bible! It will be on my short list of meaningful gifts for my great nieces and nephews and other kids in my life.

You can go here to enter a giveway for a free copy! And you can go here to receive a sample download of this amazing children’s bible! To purchase a copy (or copies) for the kids in your life, go here for pink and here for blue!

I received my review copy from Frontgate Media. Now, to decide which of my great-nephews gets to take it home!

Lord, use this Bible to help thousands of children learn to pray at a young age. Now, that would change the world!

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Choose

So, I have this new habit of listening to training videos and podcasts when I’m driving hither, there and yon. As a new small business owner, I have tons to learn, and my time in the car is a great time to squeeze in some nuggets.

This evening, I listened to a gal named Chelsie Kenyon about a simple trick we can use to help us make better decisions in this new year. She said to pay attention to how often we say “I can’t” and to change it to “I choose.”

For example, instead of saying, “I just can’t seem to resist chips and salsa,” we should say, “I choose to eat the chips and salsa.”

Or, rather than saying, “I can’t get up early to exercise. I’m not a morning person,” we should say, “I choose not to get up early to exercise.”

Well, you know what? She’s right! There really are few true can’ts in life.

I mean, I can’t lift 1000 pounds no matter how hard I try, but I choose not to lift the 10-pound handweights gathering dust out in the barn.

Life’s all about choices. Choices that elevate us and choices that sink us.

Here’s the irony. I was listening to Chelsie’s “choose” video while turning into the Southern Maid Donuts to cheat on my keto diet. As I turned into the drive-thru, I actually said outloud, “Yep, I’m choosing to order and eat two cream cheese-filled, chocolate-covered donuts even though doing so will make me feel like crud and gain weight.”

And I did. Sigh.

I’ve been a little off my A-game the last few days. Old insecurities I thought I finally defeated have been trying to make a comeback. Honestly, I think the enemy is a little worried about all the time I’ve been spending with God. My 2018 journal is filling up fast with all my ramblings to Jesus, and the evil one’s lashing out.

I need to put my warrior boots on and make the choices necessary to keep moving forward in freedom! These past few days have felt like sludging through knee-deep mud, but I’m still standing.

So, with donut glaze on my shirt, I choose to talk to Jesus. Prayer is always the right choice.

Lord,

“Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple” (Psalm 65:4 NIV).

Help me choose to use my time and resources wisely.

“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Proverbs 31:27 NIV).

Help me choose to use food for fuel…not for emotional support.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).

Help me choose to keep my eyes on You and not on myself, other people, or my circumstances.

“[I] do not know what to do, but [my] eyes are on You” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV).

I choose You, Lord. Your love. Your grace. Your truth. Change my heart, so it will never settle for anything less.

In the name of Jesus, who CHOSE to die for me, I pray, AMEN

 

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