Sunday, January 31, 2010

He teaches mommy to pray

I had often longed to hear words of prayer and praise on the lips of my sweet boy, Sean, before he could talk (as I also anticipate the same from Luke!).  Now that he is almost 5- with lots and lots and lots of words- he is praying more on his own without my leading him.  And it melts my heart every time.  Every prayer starts with "Thank you God for..." 
For example:
"Thank you God for Mr. Zach to feel better."
"Thank you God for me to take care of my toys."
"Thank you God for mommy to have patience."  (I ,um... taught him this because Lord knows I need it and the more prayers the better!)
The point is- every prayer starts the same- he is already thanking God for what he is asking.  I could stand to pray with the same expectation of God's hand in my life, too!

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When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Mark 10:14

1 comment:

  1. How sweet. I love to hear my 3 yr old son pray, too. Aren't they just amazing?!