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Bedtime for Baby: Praying in Public


While traveling with my family last week, we stopped for a bite to eat.  As usual, after placing our orders, our eldest son led us in prayer.  It's just what we do.  An elderly couple sitting nearby noticed we were praying and asked their little one to pipe down.  After our prayers, she looked at me and smiled saying "It's nice to see families praying."
 
Prayer is such a part of our lives that we do it without form or fashion. Our family prays at home, church and school, yes school. 

Some of our friends have said their children are not allowed to pray at school, however, this isn't the case at our kids' schools.  Our district allows children to assemble and pray.  Several honor programs begin with a prayer of invocation and our kids' sports teams pray before each game.  The team prayer is led by one of the coaches and helps motivate the team.   

The district has some rules regarding prayer in school but for the most part the rules are minimal.  If you have concerns regarding prayer in your child's school, be sure to ask an administrator for clarification. 

With so many things going on in school, sometimes faith is all our kids have. Our faith has really helped our kids navigate above the craziness.  We teach them biblical principles which they can use in their daily lives. 

The King James translation can be a little daunting for kids. I like the International Children's Bible translation, it's perfect for new readers.  There are lots of ICB Bibles available at bookstores nationwide and the ICB Blessed Garden Bible is an excellent choice for little girls.

 Book Description
The ICB Blessed Garden Bible is a beautiful way for little girls to carry the full text of Scripture with them. Its beautiful cover design with multiple foils and glitter will delight any young girl as she reads and learns God’s Word from the Bible children can read and understand, the International Children’s Bible® translation.

The International Children’s Bible® translation, the Bible kids can read and understand, has been a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers. With its easy-to-read text, the ICB has a third-grade reading level, making it the ideal translation for children beginning to read and learn Bible.

The ICB Blessed Garden Bible is a full-text ICB Bible with swirling, floral details, foil, glitter, and winsome illustrations. This will appeal to both moms and daughters, as it capitalizes on an organic garden trend. Inside features 24 colorful pages of study help inserts, including a presentation page for personalizing. Young girls will enjoy this softer more sophisticated look as she reads God’s message of love just for her!

Buy It:  The ICB Blessed Garden Bible is available at bookstores nationwide and online wherever Thomas Nelson books are sold.

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