If prayer is talking to God, it should be simple, right?
Isn’t it interesting then, how hard it can be sometimes.
As we teach and model prayer in our families, Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer: A True Story of How You Can Talk With God by Laura Wifler, helps explain the practice of prayer through the lens of the gospel.
She shows us how in the beginning, along the quiet trails of the garden, Adam and Eve walked and talked with the Lord; portraying the closeness of relationship the good Creator intended. When they disobeyed the Lords instruction, their relationship was broken, reminding us, “because of sin prayer was sometimes hard.”
Laura points out how God’s people continued to pray, naming examples of who and what they prayed, then how God sent Jesus as the ultimate answer, redeeming us and restoring our relationship with God. Now we can continue to pray any time, any place, with any prayer until he comes back to restore all things and we will talk to him again just like it was in the garden.
I read this book with my kids, they re-read it to each other, and I saw how the catchy title now comes up in our conversations when we talk about prayer; the kids quickly remember, “any time, any place, any prayer.”
It’s beautifully illustrated, and a helpful tool as we teach our kids to pray.
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Difficulty: Easy - (my son in Gr 1 could read it)
My rating: 5 stars!
*A big thanks to The Good Book Company for the complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to post an honest review!