Thursday, August 13, 2009

Classic Prayers for Children - Giveaway (Closed)

Classic Prayers


In June I reviewed Classic Prayers for Children, a lovely old-fashioned book of prayers and poems, illustrated with vintage artwork. This book, originally published in 1912, was out of print for years before Laurie Latour and her husband decided to republish it. You can find the story of how they came to do that here. And, in case you missed my review, here's the short version:

What I most like about this book is that this collection of prayers is a wonderful example of how to pray. These prayers, collectively, cover the fundamental areas of prayer: praising God, seeking His forgiveness, thanking Him for His provision, asking for His guidance, praying for our pastors and teachers, asking God for healing in times of sickness, and submitting to the Lord's will. Whether we grow up in Christian homes or come to Christ as adults, we all learn how to pray. This book is an outstanding resource for that.
Classic Prayers for Children is also an excellent source of copywork. Copywork can build character as well as develop handwriting skills when children copy such poems as this:
My God, accept my heart this day,
And make it always Thine,
That I from Thee no more may stray,
No more from Thee decline.

Buy it: You can order Classic Prayers for Children online. Click the book title for details.

Win it: One blog reader will win a copy of Classic Prayers for Children, courtesy of Laurie Latour.

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner, Marj M.

How to enter: Leave me a comment to let me know that you'd like to win! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):

  • Look at the lessons in The Future Christian Homemakers' Handbook and let me know which lesson most appeals to you. (1 entry)
  • Visit Laurie's newsletter archives, then come back and tell me one recipe or project you like. (1 entry)
  • Enter a Back to School Bash giveaway at another participating blog (1 entry per blog)
  • Follow me on Twitter. Comment here with your Twitter username. (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to my feed in a feed reader or by email. If you already subscribe, leave a comment to let me know. (1 entry)
More details: Open to residents of USA and Canada, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends Monday 8/24/09 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 72 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

64 comments :

  1. I would love to win this! I definitely want to teach my children prayers.

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  2. i'd be most interested in Lesson Five - Cake Baking and Cake Decorating

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  3. I like the make ice cream in a bag recipe

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  4. I follow you on twitter- heathermcdougle

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  5. I'm a subscriber

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  6. I would love to win this book . It would be a wonderful addition to my home.

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  7. email subscriber

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  8. I would say the best lesson would be:
    Homemaking: Getting Started

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  9. I entered Built lunchtote giveaway at Kiddies Corner deals

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  10. I would love to win this to read to my children at bedtime! They love me to read to them and hopefully this would make me take the time a little more to do it! :)

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  11. Yes, I would like to win this. More prayers are needed in todays society I believe, children brought up this way seem to have it easier in life. They know they are taken care of.
    gourdsrmylife@yahoo.com
    Marj M.

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  12. I subscribe to your blog daily via the internet.
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    Marj M.

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  13. The lesson that most appeals to me is the 'Homemaking Skills'. I would love to work with my daughter on this.

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  14. In Future Christian Homemaker's Handbook I think # 7. Handling Poultry properly (say that fast 3 times) is a necessity as is the Grocery Shopping. Now, this is something boys as well as girls need to know.
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    Marj M.

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  15. We must try the Ice Cream in a Bag. OMGoodness, this is such a neat site. Love it. Thanks for showing it to us. It goes along with my beliefs also.
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    Marj M.

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  16. I entered the Kiddies Corner Deals giveaway for Sharpies.
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  17. I would like to try the Snowman Cake this Christmas to take to my family gatherings. I think it would be a big hit with the kids especially! :)

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  18. I'm subscribed by email!

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  19. I would love to win this classic and traditional book!

    Nancy
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  20. I like Lesson 4 on Yeast Bread, etc.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. From her newsletter archives, I like the Summer, 2009 newsletter with information about roasting vegetables and the recipes for 2 salad dressings.

    Nancy
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  22. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
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  23. this sounds great!
    i would love to win this book!
    thanks for the contest!
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  24. I would love to win this book!! Would be great to help me with teaching the kids at my church simple prayers!

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  25. This would be a great book for my boys. Thanks.
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  26. I follow you on Twitter, partymix25
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  28. I would love to win a copy of Classic Prayers for Children so my granddaughter and I can read them together. She has a prayer doll that she has slept with since birth and loves it. It never hurts to teach a child to pray. I did it everynight before I climbed into bed.

    Lovely giveaway..thanks so much

    cherdon@sympatico.ca

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  29. Lesson Nine (Casseroles, Food Guide Pyramid, Tablesetting & Manners) most appeals to me.

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  30. I like the Winter: Christmas Candy Tree Gift to Make, Salvation project

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  31. I follow you on Twitter

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  32. I subscribe via email

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  33. I entered the Carolina Pad BTSB giveaway at Kiddies Corner Deals.

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  39. I would really like to win this for my 2 children
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  40. From the handbook, I really like lesson 8 from cooking, and specifically microwave cooking.
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  41. Looked at the newsletter archives and the Laurie's Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe
    looks great...I'm going to check it out. These newsletters look wonderful--think I'll subscribe to them too.
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  42. I'd love to have this book! Thanks for the chance!
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  43. I'm following you on Twitter! monkeyami
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  44. I subscribe by e-mail!
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  45. Would love to have this for my daughter!

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  46. I have family that are Amish and this would make a great gift for their daughter who has a birthday in September.
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  47. i would love to win this for my kids
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  48. subscribe in email
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  49. follow on twitter as lovinmykiddos
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  50. entered sharpie giveaway at pour some sugar on me
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  51. entered Carolina Pad at This Side of Eternity
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  52. the lesson that most appeals to me is lesson five cake baking and cake decorating
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  53. Just a note that I've posted about this at Winning Readings:

    http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/classic-prayers-for-children.html

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  54. This sounds great!

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  55. Please enter me, my children would love this!

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  56. I would like to win.
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  57. Sew Much Fun looks good.
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  58. I would like the Gingham Apron project.
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  59. I follow you on twitter.(donnak4)
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  60. Subscriber
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  62. I entered the Sharpie Giveaway on Pour Some Sugar on Me.
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