Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
I love the Psalms. I love books. Just ask my husband. Thy are everywhere in our house. It was such a joy to receive a copy of Psalms for My Day: A Child’s Prayer Devotional by Carine MacKenzie and Alec Motyer. This is a beautiful, durable hardcover book to read with our children, a praise devotional, from Christian Focus Publications.
This book is recommended as a read-to-me for ages 4-6 and a read-myself for ages 7-11. This is 80+ pages of psalms to read with your children. There is an introduction to share the beauty and power of the Psalms. I mean, these are the greatest songs – Do we know these are to be sung? Such poetry and imagery to explore together! There is even a little glossary at the back of the book to help our children better understand some of those unique words.
I was sad that my favorite Psalm wasn’t in here. Especially in these crazy times, we have really rested in the 91 Psalm. That said, the 31 Psalms that are in here, are all written so beautifully! Every page has the most amazing art work, perfectly fitting the reading. For younger ones, or those just struggling a bit in prayer, there is even aa simple little prayer to pray. My littlest one loves this because she appreciates the training as she is a growing prayer warrior!
Since my children have been Bible Quizzers for many years, it is always fun to read these with them and see what they recall. Psalm one was one that my children recited from memory right away. Then we spent time reading and studying the differences and similarities in the words used in the book versus in our KJV Bible.
“The only response to our question and doubt is ‘I trust Him’ We should say that as each day starts and if necessary moment by moment throughout our day.”
This is such a delightful book to read each day with my children! My girls both love reading a Psalm a day and doing a prayer together. As we read together, there is so much we learn and discuss about each one. The illustrations are such that they encourage you to slow down so you can enjoy every little detail. For younger children I do believe this really helps them to relate and embrace the Psalms for themselves.
We need to know that these words are for us. We need to see these words in our own lives. Each Psalm is a story, to be sung, to be remembered, to be learned from. As we read we see examples of celebrations, or trials – We feel the sufferings and the joys. As we study these we see how Jesus always heard and responded. More importantly, we see the relationship that was present. We must have that same relationship ourselves.
This book is so inspiring in so many ways. It is a reminded of the healing that comes from knowing and trusting our Lord enough to bring it all to Him. No matter what we feel or think. To love Him and sing to Him in every season. Song is so powerful!
As we sing, we find power and peace; we connect more with our Jesus and we grow in Him. (One of my most favorite things about this? Yahweh – the Hebrew name woven in – beauty and depth). Close your eyes and enjoy the flow of these words as they are read (or sung) to you!
Be sure to click below to read other Crew Reviews. There were quite a few different books members received from Christian Focus: 30 Prophecies: One Story ; Not If, But When: Preparing Our Children for Worldly Images.