A Prayer for Our Country

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In A Prayer for Our Country, US Senate Chaplain Barry Black leads children in thanking God for America, while also exploring the ways we can model God’s love to support our country’s citizens, heal hurts that divide us, and look to a stronger, united future. A Prayer for Our Country: Uses kid-friendly language to show children how prayer can be part of our everyday lives Explores ways children can live out their faith Presents a positive message about kindness and respect Helps readers 4-8 see how they can help support and shape our nation Contains stunning illustrations that represent the diversity of our great nation by illustrator Kim Holt Senate chaplain Barry Black believes words matter and that healing and unity is possible in America if we see the image of God in others. In this prayer for children based on wisdom from his almost two decades of daily praying over the US Senate, Black offers needed and inspiring text to help the next generation grow stronger in faith and forward America’s dream. In addition, A Prayer for Our Country is perfect for: Helping kids better understand and respond to the events happening in America today Teaching children how to pray Reading aloud format for classrooms, storytime, and families

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Content considerations

Be prepared for offensive language, mature situations, potential violence or heavy topics throughout. Age and sensitivity to any of the above content should be considered.

Maturity level and age should be considered. Includes several mentions of one or all of the following: offensive language (such as name calling, swearing, vulgar words), violence, romantic relationships and substance abuse.

Has some content to take note of including language (potty talk, stupid, dumb, etc), bad attitudes towards others or adults, sensitive topics such as death of a pet or bullying, relationships beyond friends (crushes, etc).

Content is appropriate for all ages.


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From the bright illustrations to the eloquent prayer, A Prayer for Our Country is stunning! The wording of the prayer is thoughtful, sound and not overwhelming for children. Each page is bright, colorful and full of life. This would be a great book to add to your child’s bookshelf or to give as a gift! Buy Now: Bookshop.org


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