Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field
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A prayer full of the intimate gentleness for familiar things, the love of friends and family, and the kindly protection of God. Though it was written for one little girl, the prayer is for all boys and girls, and it carries a universal appeal for all ages and races.

About Rachel Field

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Rachel Field wrote A Prayer for a Child for her own daughter, before sharing it with children around the world. Rachel Field’s other books for children include Newbery Medalist Hitty, Her First Hundred Years; Calico Bush; and Hepatica Hawks.
Published July 19, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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and the text, a prayer actually written for one child, but appealing to all, touching as it does on things common to every child's understanding and experience.

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""Bless the lamplight, bless the fire/ Bless the hands that never tire/ In their loving care of me/ Bless my friends and family."" This lovely book lends itself to nightly repetition (a reference to Jesus tags it for a Christian audience).

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