It's Time to Pray: A Child's Guide to Prayer
by Georgia Holmes
LitFire Publishing

"When the cookies are great, and there’s food on your plate, what time is it? It’s that time of the day. It’s time to pray."

Corrie Ten Boom once asked whether prayer was one’s steering wheel or a spare tire. It’s a bold question that requires truthful, soul-searching for Christians. Holmes answers that question in her charming children’s book. Using catchy rhymes to describe relevant experiences for children, reinforced by beautiful illustrations, the message is clear: no matter what situation one finds oneself in, it is always the perfect opportunity for prayer. Getting bullied? Pray. Need the strength to avoid temptation? Pray. Just want to have a conversation? Pray.

Holmes’ message isn’t preachy. In fact, it is warm and inviting, laying a foundation for one of Christianity’s most fundamental tools in building a healthy, strong relationship with God. It’s clear that prayer is a topic that is near and dear to the author. Holmes not only uses endearing prose to teach a spiritual habit to children but also bolsters her message by adding a compendium of prayers in the back of the book. There is a treasure trove of prayers for every occasion, emphasizing her message that prayer can be for any and all situations. There is even an interactive element to the book, where a child can add their own prayer. As if that weren’t enough, there is also a message to parents and children alike on the importance of prayer, relayed in a way that is sincere, thoughtful, and caring. For Christian parents who are looking for a guide to help educate their children on prayer as a vital part of their spiritual life, grab a copy of Holmes’ guide. It’s a must-have for every Christian household.

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