I always loved listening to my kids pray when they were little. It was a wonderful way to get an idea of what was really on the minds and hearts of my precious children. Prayers at bedtime was one of my favorite parts of the day!
As a young mom, I also felt tremendous responsibility to teach them HOW to pray. One summer evening, we sat in the hallway, the kids smelling fresh and yummy after bathtime. Bill was 2 at the time, and Annie was 5… We had enjoyed a favorite story (King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub) and chatted about the day. Before we prayed that night, I told the kids that God loves to hear our requests and needs. So, when we pray, “Bless Grammie and Papa…bless our house…bless Wednesday-the-Cat…,” God hears us and knows what we need. I then told them that part of praying is telling God how wonderful He is! We discussed “adoration” in preschool terms, and then we bowed our heads. Annie began to pray…
You are Great
She paused for a moment, took a deep breath, and then dramatically, concluded,
“Goodnight. ..and Goodbye.”
And with that, she headed off to bed.
Over and out. Signing off. 10-4, Good Buddy.
Oh, come let us adore Him…