I’ll admit, there are many nights when I simply want to send my kids off to bed with just a hug and a kiss and be done with it because I’m so ready for some quiet time all to myself. However, that’s not how I want to look back on bedtime with my kids, and that’s not how I want my kids to remember bedtime either. I don’t want to be hasty and impatient when it comes time to tuck my little ones into bed. I want to be more intentional with our bedtime routine and spend a little bit of quality time with my children before they drift off into dreamland.
God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional by Sheila Walsh has helped me to do just that with my two girls who are 4 and 6 years old. This bedtime devotional contains 106 devotions, with each one consisting of a title and relevant scripture, a shore reflection, a ‘Good Night Giggles and Grace’ activity, and a simple prayer.
My girls and I are really enjoying this devotional together. They both look forward to it every night and anticipate finding out what the activity will be that night. I appreciate that this devotional has made bedtime an enjoyable end to our day and has allowed me to slow day and relish this time with my girls. It also gives us a topic or thought to discuss and focus on as well as some fun little activities to help strengthen the thought for that day. Unfortunately, we have skipped a few of the activities because they really didn’t fit my idea of activities to do right before bed, such as playing with play-doh or jumping on the bed.
So, if you have a little girl between the ages of 4 and 7, this devotional would make a great addition to your bedtime routine. The devotional is hardcover and sparkly with jewels, and retails for $14.99.
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God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotional
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Heather Smith says
The cutest thing I ever heard one of my children pray before bed was when my son was only 3 and he was thanking God for each member of our family individually and he included SpongeBob Squarepants in that list! LOL! It was hard not to giggle.
molli vandehey says
my oldest used to pray for EVERY stuffed animaland every friend she knew!
Starla J says
The cutest thing is our kids praying for all the animals we have and our parents have. 🙂
Melissa Bell says
There are so many cute things they say…. last night my 3 yo thanked God for stinky feet.
A new bike.
my little girl is in love with Duck Dynasty so during the holidays she prayed for a duck call every night
Lorayne Gothard says
My daughters would pray that mommy would feel better
My 3 year old prays some random things, our car, our house, to make sissy stop crying. She’s a hoot to listen to.
Terri P says
My youngest always ended each night’s prayers with “G-d Bless Baby Morgan, Bless Bless” — to this day, after Grace and after our night prayers, we all say G-d Bless Baby Morgan. And Morgan is now 21 years old!
Our oldest is expecting her first child, a daughter, in March!
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We’re just now getting our 2 year-old daughter Lucy to pray at bedtime. The first week we started, I was trying to give her simple examples, but hearing “bless Daddy, bless Mommy, bless Matthew, etc.” must have been confusing because she associates that word with sneezing. For a solid week, her prayers ended exactly like this, “bless Matthew, (insert fake sneeze here), excuse me, bless me, Amen.” It was so adorable! 😀
Deana W. says
My mom went through a bone marrow transplant about two years ago and my daughters(I have 4) would always always remember to pray for Nanny. Every single night they were so faithful to remember to pray for her and if I ever forgot when we were doing our prayers the 2 year old would say “Mom!!! You forgot to pray for Nanny!! Silly girl!”
kathy dalton says
mY GRANDSON PRAYED TO GOD THAT HIS MOMMY WOULD HAVE A BABY BOY AND THAT HE DIDNT REALLY WANT A BABY SISTER. bUT HE ADDED IF IT IS A LITTLE SISTER HE DIDNT WANT HER TO GET THROWN AWAY
Praying for daddy to be safe at work and as he travels… my husband is a firefighter and works 24 hr shifts.
Cassie Webster says
My 6 year old recently prayed that she hoped God would leave her a goldfish in the morning. haha 😉 we have 2 cats, so that has not happened yet.
I think I need to give this book a try. My 5 year old daughter, who has such a big heart and has prayed sweet prayers like the ones above since she began talking has now refused to pray at bedtime. She is also not very attentive or respectful when we pray before meals as a family anymore either… any advice out there? I am trying to be so patient with her but it makes me sad too. We moved into the country in the past year and the amazing “kids church” she used to be so connected to is no longer a part of our lives, this may be part of her recent change.