Does God Hear My Prayer?:

Playfully guides children in the many ways they can communicate with God. Using simple, everyday examples, this colorful book introduces young readers to prayer and how prayer can help them express their own fears, wants, sadness, surprise and joy.

August Gold
Full-color photographs by Diane Hardy Waller

10 x 8½, 32 pp | Full-color photo illus. | 978-1-59473-102-0

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Helps children learn how to communicate with God—without fantasy.

Does God Hear My Prayer? playfully guides children down their own paths of spiritual discovery by exploring the many ways that children can communicate with God. Using simple, everyday examples that children can relate to, this colorful book introduces preschoolers as well as young readers (ages 3–6) to prayer and how prayer can help them express their own fears, wants, sadness, surprise, and joy.

Multicultural, nondenominational and nonsectarian, this beautiful book helps parents and children of all faiths and backgrounds embark, together, on an imaginative journey in search of ways we can use our voices to develop a direct and personal understanding with God.

“Attractive ... conveys simple messages to children about how they can relate to prayer as a way of communicating with God.... Constructive [and] thought-provoking ... especially when shared by a parent or teacher with a child.”

Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter

“Through gentle verse and wondrous photographs, Where Does God Live? invites you to take a journey with your children to discover the God in all of us and our world.”

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God’s Paintbrush and In God’s Name

“Opens up a wonderful opportunity to bring the [child’s] question out in the open.... Rich photos.”

Children’s Literature

“Simple and direct. Parents can read this book with their kids as the basis for broader discussions about prayer.”


“How lovely to have this book for young children that uses images and words they know well to convey the intimacy, immediacy, and availability of the experience of God.”

Sylvia Boorstein, author of That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist

“Explores several vital aspects of prayer through ... appealing rhyme.... Enriching [and] thoughtful.... A lively introduction to spirituality.”

Montreal Anglican

“A sweet, safe place to start a conversation about God.”

American Library Association’s Booklist

“Upbeat, heartfelt ... definitely belongs in church and home libraries, especially for children who are beginning a prayer practice and asking questions.... Poetic text is complemented by relevant, multicultural photos [that] range in emotions from playful to profound.”

National Church Library Association

“A spiritual jaunt through prayer ... spiced up with delightful photographs.... Notes that GodÂ’s nearness makes it possible for fun and friendship to abound in our hearts whenever we turn to prayer.”

Spirituality & Health

“A charming book that presents for young children the delight of God’s presence.”

Church Educator