The prayers in this collection include the Lord's Prayer and other must-have favourites, drawn from the Bible and traditional blessings, as well as from works by Cecil Frances Alexander, John Milton, Mother Teresa, and St Francis of Assisi. The prayers are arranged according to themes which will help children establish a vocabulary for prayer. These include: Morning and night-time prayers; Learning to pray; Praise; Love; Forgiveness; Thanks; Journeys; Sadness; Comfort and blessings. The collection is set apart by Sophie Allsopp's gorgeous range of illustrations of modern day children. Our Father forms a natural partner to The First Christmas, The First Easter and The First Rainbow also by Lois Rock and Sophie Allsopp.
Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children's writer. Specialising in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over 30 languages with sales approaching 4 million copies. She draws on her experience as a mother of three, and as a leader of church children's groups. Sophie Allsopp has been a professional illustrator for more than 13 years. She has worked for many different clients, including the BBC, Kingfisher, Hodder, Templar, OUP, card companies and many others. Over this time her work has evolved, becoming fresher and more spontaneous, whilst retaining a strong emphasis on drawing.