As a mom and children’s ministry volunteer, I’m always looking for great resources to help kids understand what it means to have a relationship with God. There are lots of good resources out there, but when it comes to prayer, it’s tough to sift through and find resources that truly explain it without making it intimidating.
And when I find a non-intimidating, encouraging, and practical way to help my kiddos with prayer, I just want to shout it from the mountaintops!
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.
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A look at Prayer Works
Written by Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick, and Amy Parker, Prayer Works does a wonderful job in guiding children ages 8-12 in prayer training and strategy. By asking questions such as What is Prayer?, Does God Really Hear Me?, Why Do My Prayers Matter?, and Will God Answer My Prayers?, kids are given the tools they need to understand and unlock the power of prayer in their lives.
Although it’s written for older children, it could easily be adapted for younger children with some help from mom or dad. In fact, we’ve been working through it each day during our lunchtime devotions in our homeschool. That means that even my three-year old is hearing all of this truth each day as we read. It’s a wonderful thing!
I love that topics are written in a devotional-style format and aren’t too lengthy. That helps in making it digestible for kids. Most topics are covered in a page or two with eye-catching illustrations and don’t overload kids with churchy or complicated words. It’s in their language and on their level!
Also worth noting is that Prayer Works is an age-appropriate companion to the movie War Room. In fact, those perforated pages can be posted on the walls of a prayer room, just like the War Room characters. This is a fantastic way to make War Room more than a movie for your kids!
Bottom line: Prayer Works is a great prayer resources for kids and I’m so happy we’ve been able to work into our devotion time each day. If you’re a Christian parent, I highly recommend it for your children! Sometimes we can make prayer more complicated than it was ever intended to be, but Prayer Works helps kids understand prayer and what it looks like in their everyday lives.