«Prayer for a Child» is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945. The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole. It reflects their love of God, and their gentleness to humankind as a whole. «Prayer for a Child» received positive reviews. Kirkus Reviews described it as «A beautiful piece of bookmaking». The New York Times said «The pictures and the prayer itself speak to a child in a child’s language; older people will find this little volume beautiful, moving and deeply satisfying».