Sunday, June 6, 2010

children's book monday: prayer for a child

By Rachel Field
Illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones

This sweet poem/prayer was written for the author's little daughter, Hannah. It is a prayer asking for blessing, protection, peace and health. It has all the simple, little, everyday things within it, that are cozy and comfortable to a child.

"Bless my little painted chair.
Bless the lamplight, bless the fire,
Bless the hands that never tire
In their loving care of me."

I adore this little book because it expresses how safety, routine, love, and care affect a small child. My girls love it, and TJ loves it, he calls it "The Blessing Book".

:: Happy Reading! ::