Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Child's Prayer

Anna is learning to love to say her bedtime prayer. Usually either Dan or I will help her say it by saying something a line at a time for her to repeat. Last night Anna decided she wanted to say her prayer without any help.
Said with eyes closed tightly (I peeked because I was curious what she would do), in a very quiet almost whisper voice and a slight pause between each line...

"Dear Heavenly Father
Thank you for this day
Thank you for our family
Thank you for David
Help us to be good
Help us sleep well
*longer pause*
Help us to be good
*longer pause*
Help us to be good
*I interject with a "We pray in the name..."*
'No Mommy, I'm saying it!'
Help us to be good
Thank you for David
Thank you for Jesus *tiny acceptable prompting on that one this time*
Help us to be good
*long pause*
in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

I'm so proud of my little girl! She was pretty proud of herself, too. I grow more and more amazed each day at the little things she picks up on so quickly. And how she wants to remember to be good, apparantly. Or else I'm just a broken record playing in her little head... That's what mothers are for, right? I know I have a few of my mom's "mom-isms" as we call them running around in my head.

Anyway, I love the sweet spirit of an innocent child saying a prayer. I feel blessed to have that innocent faithful spirit brought into our home by our toddler.

5 comments:

The Joo said...

K, that's adorable. Did the prayer work? Has she been good?

Sara said...

Ohhhhhhhhh!

The Larson Family said...

How sweet. I love to hear children pray too.

I have to tell you, after your diapers post, I tried Luvs and I love them! Thanks a lot. I'm going to save a lot of money using those.

Katy said...

I'm imagining the prayer voice and it's super-cute. I love her repetition on the important parts. What a sweet prayer!

Steph said...

OH MY GOSH! That is SOOO cute!! I love hearing little kids pray :)