My Prayer Book


How Best To Use This Book
  1. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you and your child can read together.
  2. Use the prompt sheet at the front of the book to understand the purpose and instructions for effective reading.
  3. Encourage your child to engage with the story, ask questions, and share their thoughts and feelings.
  4. Make use of the comprehension questions, relatable story, frequently asked questions, and activity provided at the end of the book to reinforce understanding and enhance the learning experience.
General Tips for Reading:
  1. Use expressive and engaging voices to bring the characters and story to life.
  2. Pause during the reading to allow your child to absorb the information and ask questions.
  3. Take breaks to discuss the illustrations and relate them to your child’s own experiences.
  4. Encourage your child to participate by repeating key phrases or actions mentioned in the book.
At the End of the Book:
  1. Comprehension Questions: Test your child’s understanding of the book by asking questions related to the story, characters, and themes.
  2. Relatable Story: Share a relatable story that reinforces the importance of prayer and its impact on daily life, helping your child connect the book’s message to their own experiences.
  3. Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to common questions children might have about prayer, allowing you to address any curiosities and deepen their understanding.
  4. Activity: Engage your child in an interactive activity related to the book, which encourages hands-on learning and further exploration of prayer concepts.
Comprehension Questions:
  1. Who is the main character of the story?
  2. What does Sofia learn about prayer from her mom?
  3. What actions do Sofia and her mom perform during prayer?
  4. Why is prayer described as a gift in the book?
  5. How does Sofia feel when she prays?
Relatable Story

Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Adam. Adam loved playing with his toys, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his family. One day, Adam’s parents noticed that he seemed a bit worried and sad.


Curious about what was bothering their son, they sat down with him and asked, “Adam, is there something on your mind?”


Adam sighed and replied, “I’m worried about starting school next week. What if I don’t make friends or do well in my classes?”


His parents listened attentively and then shared a special story with him. They told him about a time when they were faced with challenges and how prayer had helped them find peace and guidance.


They explained, “Adam, just like you, we sometimes feel worried or uncertain. But when we pray, we feel a deep sense of calm and strength. Prayer helps us connect with Allah, who is always there to listen and guide us.”


Adam was intrigued and asked, “But how do you pray? What do you say?”


His parents smiled and showed him how to perform wudu, just like Sofia and her mom in “My First Prayer.” They taught him the simple words and movements, emphasizing that prayer is a conversation with Allah from the heart.


The next day, Adam gave it a try. He found a quiet spot in his room, raised his hands, and began his prayer. As he spoke, he felt a warm sense of comfort and reassurance wash over him. He realized that he wasn’t alone – Allah was listening and guiding him every step of the way.


As the days went by, Adam continued to pray, especially when he felt worried or unsure. Prayer became his source of strength and peace, allowing him to face challenges with confidence. He discovered that it wasn’t just a routine but a powerful tool that helped him stay connected to Allah and find guidance in his daily life.


From that day forward, Adam understood that prayer was more than just words – it was a special bond with Allah that could make a positive impact on his heart and actions. He carried this lesson with him throughout his school journey, knowing that he was never alone as long as he had prayer in his life.


And so, dear child, just like Adam, you too can find comfort and guidance through prayer. Remember, whenever you feel worried, uncertain, or need to express gratitude, Allah is always there, waiting to listen and guide you.

Questions Children Ask?

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about prayer that children may have:

 Q: Why do we need to pray?

A: We pray to connect with Allah and show our love, gratitude, and requests. It helps us feel close to Allah and seek guidance in our lives.


Q: When should we pray?

A: We can pray at any time, but there are specific times called Salah, which are five daily prayers. These are Fajr (before sunrise), Dhuhr (noon), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (sunset), and Isha (night).


Q: Can we pray anywhere?

A: Yes, we can pray anywhere, but it’s best to find a clean and quiet place, like a prayer mat or a designated prayer area.


Q: How do we know what to say in our prayers?

A: We learn the words from the Quran and Hadith (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him). We can also ask our parents, teachers, or read books that teach us about prayer.


Q: Can we ask for anything in our prayers?

A: Yes, we can ask for anything that is good for us and others. We can ask for help, forgiveness, blessings, and guidance.


Q: What should we do if we don’t feel like praying?

A: Sometimes we may not feel motivated to pray, but it’s important to remember that prayer is a way to connect with Allah and find peace. We can remind ourselves of the benefits of prayer and try to focus on the positive feelings it brings.


Q: Can we pray for others?

A: Yes, we can pray for our family, friends, and even for people we don’t know. It’s a beautiful way to show care and love for others.


Q: What if I make a mistake during prayer?

A: It’s okay to make mistakes during prayer; we all do. If you forget something or make an error, you can simply continue and ask for forgiveness. Allah is forgiving and understanding.


Interactive Activity

Here’s an activity related to the book that encourages hands-on learning and exploration:


Activity: Prayer Time Collage

 Materials needed:

– Construction paper or cardboard

– Magazines or printed images

– Scissors

– Glue or tape

– Markers or crayons

– Optional: Stickers, glitter, or other decorative materials



  1. Begin by discussing the importance of prayer with your child, reminding them of the book’s message and the impact of prayer in our daily lives.


  1. Explain that you will create a Prayer Time Collage together. This collage will represent different aspects of prayer and its significance.


  1. Give your child a piece of construction paper or cardboard as the base for the collage.


  1. Provide magazines or printed images that contain pictures related to prayer, such as people praying, mosques, or peaceful scenes. Alternatively, you can draw and cut out images yourself.


  1. Let your child use scissors to cut out the images or help them if needed. Encourage them to select pictures that resonate with them and reflect the themes of prayer and connection with Allah.


  1. Assist your child in arranging and gluing the images onto the construction paper or cardboard. They can create a beautiful collage, arranging the images in a way that feels meaningful to them.


  1. After gluing the images, your child can use markers or crayons to add their own drawings or write words that symbolize prayer, such as “love,” “gratitude,” or “peace.”


  1. Encourage creativity by using optional decorative materials like stickers, glitter, or other embellishments to enhance the collage.


  1. Once the collage is complete, discuss each image with your child. Ask them to explain why they chose specific pictures and what they represent to them in relation to prayer.


  1. Display the Prayer Time Collage in a special place, such as their bedroom or a designated prayer area, as a visual reminder of the importance of prayer and the connection it brings.
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