The Pray Me a Story series uses popular children’s books as a springboard for entering into imaginative prayer. Pray Me a Story is designed for use by catechists, religion teachers, parents, grandparents—anyone who prays with children of any age.
This kit includes the hardcover book The Gift of Nothing and an 8-page booklet to guide the adult with step-by-step instructions on how to share and discuss the story. After hearing the story, the child is gently guided into the scene to meet Jesus and prayerfully speak to him as one friend speaks to another.
The Gift of Nothing is a story about two friends—Mooch and Earl. Mooch wants to give Earl a gift and searches high and low for just the right one. The surprise that Mooch gives Earl is the best gift of all. As children listen to the story, they are asked to think about how they would feel receiving a gift like the one Mooch gave Earl.