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Prayer author Stormie Omartian talks to kids Print Email
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Monday, 08 December 2008 08:00 AM America/New_York

After numerous books in “The Power of a Praying … ” series for youth and adults, best-selling author Stormie Omartian has produced a lively and instructional picture book for kids. The Prayer That Makes God Smile (978-0-736-92314-9, $15.99) will release from Harvest House Publishers on Jan. 1.

With a vivacious writing style complemented by the bright artwork of Shari Warren, Omartian assures children ages 4 through 8 that God loves them and that He shows it in many ways—through their families, and by providing for them and listening to their needs, cries and desires. Warren also illustrated Omartian’s 2007 Harvest House picture book, What Happens When I Talk to God?

“When Jesus said, ‘Let the little ones come to Me,’ He truly meant it,” Omartian said.

Omartian conveys the theme of prayer through positive text that explains how children can please God through their actions, gratitude, obedience and especially by telling Him about their problems and needs.

On many two-page spreads, Omartian shares aspects of a child’s life—His giving us healthy food even when we want just sweet treats, healing from sickness—related to God and prayer, and offers a simple, specific thank-you prayer related to that aspect. While learning to pray on their own, children can repeat the prayers with a parent.

Salvation and how to pray to express faith in Christ as Savior is the book’s main emphasis. Near the end of the text, two fill-in-the-blank prayers are supplied so parents can guide their children to receive Jesus and tell Him that they love Him.

Order the hardcover picture book or learn more by calling Harvest House Publishers at 800-547-8979.