Jessica’s First Prayer
An impoverished, poor and barefoot little girl of London comes to faith through friendship with a local pastor; your children will want to hear this story time and again with its beautiful themes of mercy and compassion.
Barefoot little Jessica lives in a home where no one knows about God. She looks forward to spending time once a week with Mr. Daniel, a miserly old coffee peddler who eases his darkened conscience by giving her stale bread and coffee. Jessica’s prayers and innocent questions go straight to the coffee peddler’s heart. He learns to value the life of a child more than money as he becomes Jessica’s new father.
Character themes in this story: salvation, prayer, mercy, conscience.
Table of Contents
- The Coffee-Stall and its Keeper
- Jessica’s Temptation
- An Old Friend in a New Dress
- Peeps Into the Church
- A New World Opens
- The First Prayer
- Hard Questions
- An Unexpected Visitor
- Jessica’s First Prayer Answered
- The Shadow of Death
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.