- My Prayers
Rabbis Barton Lee z''l and Roy Walter created a list of important events in the daily life of a child such as going to sleep, celebrating birthdays, being afraid, moving, and many more; then they composed a comforting passage for each topic. In My Prayer About My New Home, for example, the child says, “…I will miss my old house and my old neighborhood. I will remember my friends and I hope to see them again soon. In my new house it will be fun to find new games to play… I will make new friends… Thank You, God, for old places and for new places.”
The topics include a balance of happy events (rainbows, a wonderful day, Shabbat) and sad or scary ones (storms, being sick, the death of a pet) and each ends with a comforting statement thanking God.