When I Pray for You - by Matthew Paul Turner

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Specifications

Dimensions (Overall): 8.6 Inches (H) x 8.5 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)

Weight: .7 Pounds

Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 1

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Family, Religious

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Author: Matthew Paul Turner

Book theme: Family, General, Christian, General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Language: English

Street Date: February 19, 2019
TCIN: 54286632
UPC: 9780525650584
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0449
Origin: Made in the USA

Description



About the Book



From the bestselling author of "When God Made You" and "When God Made Light" comes a beautifully affirming, deeply meaningful prayer from a parent to a loving God, asking for God's presence and comfort over the life of a child. Full color.



Book Synopsis



USA TODAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

From the author of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.

With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion, Matthew Paul Turner reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and playful illustrations, When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life.

When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings parents pray over their children, and shares with the little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them.

This is a book you will read to your child again and again. Perfect for any occasion, as well as for milestones including baby showers, birthdays, and graduations.

From the moment I saw you,
I started to pray.
Big prayers and small ones
I have sent God's way.

I prayed you felt safe,
full of joy and content.
When I whispered I love you,
you knew what I meant.



Review Quotes



ECPA bestseller

A mother with wide, emerald eyes cradles her blanketed infant: "from the moment I saw you, / I started to pray./ Big prayers and small ones/ I have sent God's way." As the child grows from a baby to a girl, the mother is encouraging yet watchful: "I pray you grow strong, have passion and fight./ And stand up for what's good with all of your might." Barnes's ebullient artwork shows the child at a pool party, reading to her peers in a book nook, and playing in a band. A final spread shows that the child has not yet grown up; instead, the mother holds her baby on a hilltop under a gentle sky, projecting a life to come. New moms will welcome the wistful tone and scenes of a child's joyful discoveries. Ages 3-7. (Feb.)
-Publishers Weekly

In this cheerful, reflective rhyming children's picture book, author Matthew Paul Turner shares a parent's prayer for a child to grow up in the love and light of God: "I pray you love well.\ That the light in you swells.\ That the story God writes is the one that you tell." The parent prays for the child's joys, achievements, fears, and dreams, reminding the child, "When I pray for you, I imagine God's view\ And pray all that God sees comes alive inside you." Turner's hopeful, encouraging poetry is complemented by illustrator Kimberley Barnes's pictures of vivacious, ethnically diverse characters and bright, buoyant settings of home, playground, nature, and more. When I Pray for You would make an excellent gift to parents of newborns and to children at the time of their baptism. (WaterBrook, 2019)
-The Banner



About The Author



Matthew Paul Turner is a photographer, speaker, and author of numerous books, including the bestselling When God Made You and When I Pray for You.

UK-based illustrator, Kimberly Barnes, has worked with top clients such as Little Tiger, Top That Publishing, Igloo, and Macmillan Education. Her love of drawing began at a young age and fostered into a career in illustration, specializing in children's illustration. She enjoys the regular cup of tea and isn't partial to the odd biscuit or two.

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4.9 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
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Instant Tear Jerker

5 out of 5 stars
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LaineyP - 1 month ago
Instant waterfalls. This book is so so special. My new favorite book. I will recommend this a million times over. LOOOOVE IT.
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Great book

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SunsetKiwi - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
My 4yr old daughter loves having this book read to her and she will often request it by name. It reminds me of the "Love You Forever" book by Robert Munsch I used to read to my son.
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Perfect!!

5 out of 5 stars
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Girl Momma - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is the sweetest book for your children, grandchildren, baby shower, birthday or any celebration! I would purchase again & again. It’s a descent sized book to read to your kids or have them read to you. We love it & the message/prayer in the book is priceless. Thank you to the author for such a precious keepsake.
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When I Pray for You

5 out of 5 stars
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Ange - 7 months ago, Verified purchaser
Such a sweet read, loved adding it to our night time routine
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Matthew Paul Turner Can Do No Wrong

5 out of 5 stars
Allison H - 8 months ago
I loved Matthew Paul Turner's book "When God Made You" so when I saw this one I had to purchase it. I purchased it not only for my baby but also for a friend who was expecting a baby. I love the rhyming but also the telling of a parent's prayer for their child. Beautifully done. P.S. Obviously a baby is not going to have the attention span, and possibly even a toddler so I would recommend it for ages 4+, but I love reading even a few pages at a time to my little one.
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Sweet

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Chels - 8 months ago, Verified purchaser
So sweet! Definitely had me tearing up ❤️
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Love. Great gift too.

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hejdkgdgsgwjkfn - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
One of my fav kids books… and I am very picky with kids books. I’ve bought it so many times as gifts. This one is for a baby shower gift. Love the board book option.
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Wonderful Baby Shower Gift & Book for Kids

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Happy Grandma - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I brought this book for my granddaughter last year when she was six and I am so glad that I did. I have purchased all the books Target offers from this Author because my granddaughter and I are huge fans of his works. The first time I read it to her and then she read it to me and it was truly an emotional moment as I continue to teach her about faith and the power of prayer
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A MUST HAVE!

5 out of 5 stars
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MamaT3 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is the sweetest little read for a parent to a child. It’s written perfectly and describes our love in such a beautiful and heart warming way. So glad I found this!
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Absolutely Amazing! Must Buy!

5 out of 5 stars
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LG - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Absolutely love love love this book for my LO! I highly recommend it, great for gifts or just for your own LO(s). Do not pass this up! I just can't get enough, you would not be disappointed.
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Precious book

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Erin - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book is the SWEETEST. Love that it incorporates GOD and puts into perspective for our little ones who much we truly do love them and are always thinking of them. My only regret is that I never purchased this sooner. Thank you!!
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Beautiful

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Tay - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The sweetest book for kids. I love it so much and it’s apart of our bedtime book rotation. I will say it’s a tad long for younger babies. Sometimes my baby won’t let me finish it because he gets bored. But still love this book and can’t wait till he understands the message.
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Cute board book

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Targetshopper - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Such a cute book! I bought as a gift.
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Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
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MamaMo - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Ohh this book is just precious. Will be buying more for baby shower gifts.
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Buy it!

5 out of 5 stars
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Anc4 - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Bought this for my daughter’s first birthday. Read it to my 3 little girls and instantly got teary eyed especially on the page about the lap being too small because it reminded me of my son. It’s so good! Definitely a must have for any kids bookshelf.
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Perfect for soon to be momma

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Bianca - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
The sweetest book ever. Will definetly make you cry in a good way! Love it & my kids love it.
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Precious Book

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SavyH - 2 years ago
This is such a sweet book, very similar to Love You Forever. It brought sweet tears to my eyes.
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A must have

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Korie - 2 years ago
I bought this for my one year old granddaughter. She loves the pictures and I love the message. Something every child would benefit from.
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When I Pray for You

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KennyDream - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I’m absolutely so happy that I purchased this book. My son and I LOVE it so much! He’s 8 and was able to read this without assistance. Can’t wait to buy more ❤️
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Beautiful read

5 out of 5 stars
Laura - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book so much! It's so beautifully written that it's almost impossible to get through without tearing up. I love reading it to my kids and giving it as a gift.
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