Praying with My Fingers, An Easy Way to Talk with God
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Inspired by Pope Francis
Thank you God for loving me...thank you that you hear me when I pray. This creative form of prayer has been around for a long time, and is often credited, especially today, to Pope Francis when he was the Archbishop of Argentina. Regardless of its origins, it is a powerful way to teach our children to pray that the Holy Father has often utilized in his ministry.
This simple book geared to very young children is a great tool for teaching simple prayer. It’s especially appealing to my preschoolers, who are at the perfect age for manipulating their fingers one by one. Inspired by Pope Francis, the book uses the fingers to remind children (and adults) for whom to pray: family and friends, teachers, leaders, the weak and sick, and ourselves. The illustrations are bright, simple, and appealing. —Carolyn Astfalk, Relevant Fiction for Body and Soul