"Have you tiptoed into your child's bedroom to catch a glimpse of him or her in peaceful sleep?
Children are truly a gift from God. Yes, even when they're awake and unruly!
It's an awesome responsibility to nurture the spiritual life of kids among all the other demands. For parents, teachers and caregivers who wonder just how to do that when their own spirituality may at times feel tenuous, Children and Prayer will be a welcome guide.
""If we as people of faith value our children, we will recognize that one of our most significant responsibilities is to help them stay in touch with their spiritual selves,"" writes author and Christian educator, Betty Cloyd. ""For children to be able to do this, they need to be allowed time and space to grow in their understanding of God.""
More than a theoretical exploration of children's spirituality, this is a very practical book for parents who want specific help in developing a life of prayer and spiritual awareness in their homes. Cloyd explains the concepts of teaching faith to children and includes prayers written by them, prayers you can pray with children, interviews and resources for further study.
""Betty Cloyd has an intimate understanding of prayer,"" writes one reviewer. ""She also has a clear understanding of children. In putting together these two 'loves,' she has written a helpful book for adults who care about children.""
Provide the spiritual grounding that will give a child's life meaning and hope for years to come through this pilgrimage of prayer.Written by a Christian educator and diaconal minister, Children and Prayer helps us enrich the prayer lives of children. This easy-to-read volume answers the difficult questions children and adults often ask about God and prayer. This comprehensive guide includes interviews with children about prayer, articles on how children relate to God, prayers written by children, prayers for adults to recite with children, and rituals and activities designed to enrich a child s prayer life." [via]