Thursday, February 24, 2011

Three-Year-Old Prayers

Every morning on the way to school the kids and I say a prayer for our day. I have started letting the kids add in their own prayers to my usual one, and I love to hear what they have to say. Gibson can come up with some really wacky things to add to our prayers, but I love to hear what he is going to pray for next!

For instance, the other morning he prayed "Lord, please help Aunt Caroline to get bigger."

Now, Aunt Caroline is my Aunt Caroline, and I am pretty sure she has done all the getting big she is going to do as far as height -- so that means the only getting big that she can do is growing out. I am not too sure she would really want the Lord to help her with that! (However, when I texted her to tell her about Gibson's prayer, she did tell me that she was going to run right out and get a milkshake!)

This morning Gibson prayed "God, please help Jesus to behave!"

I guess it is a father's job to keep his son in line, but I am sure this Father and Son don't qualify. Maybe he should have thought about getting God to help him behave!!

The other morning Gibson told me that he had had a bad dream that he had forgotten to pray for his GranGran (my grandfather) and the rest of his family, so he woke up in the middle of the night to say his prayers. I thought that was the sweetest thing I had ever heard!

He might not say prayers that make the most sense, but I am thankful that Gibson is learning at such a young age to have a relationship with the Lord and to go to Him in prayer. Heck, half of the stuff that Gibson says to me doesn't make any sense, so I wouldn't expect him to make complete sense in his prayer life yet -- but God knows what is in his heart, and that is all that matters.


Nicole said...

That is absolutely adorable {and hilarious} - I love to hear the cute things that little kiddos say! My 14-month-old doesn't say much that I can understand, but I look forward to having cute little convos with him like that! :)

Margaret said...

Love that boy---he couldn't be any sweeter!!

Anne said...

Oh my goodness - SO sweet!

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