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Monday, January 7, 2008

Precious prayers

There's nothing quite like the innocence of a child. Before having children I certainly encountered such innocence, but never have I had the wonderful opportunities to see it so closely as I do now that I have my very own children.

Kayla has started praying on her own, without prompt from us. It's such an amazing thing to witness. Sometimes I'll crack an eye open, just to catch a glimpse of her sweet face, hands clasped in front of her and eyes tightly shut. You can see the sincerity in her sweet little expression. What a gift it is for a parent to see their child growing such a heart for the Lord.

As we sat down for dinner tonight, she asked me if she could pray. Of course, I said yes, and this was her prayer,

"Dear Jesus,
Jesus, I want to make you happy.
Thank you for my family.
Thank you for my friends.
Thank you for my many, many blessings.
In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN!"

I picked up my fork, ready to eat, but she looked at me and said, "Mommy, I want to pray again." She must have forgot something, I thought. "Ok baby, go ahead."

"Dear Jesus,
Thank you for this food.
Lord, please bring daddy home safe.
In Jesus' name, AMEN!"

My heart was swelling with pride for my precious little Kayla. My, what a gift she truly is!


Lauren said...

Oh sissy! I just love that child! I am so glad you wrote about this moment in you can remember it always. Kayla is such a precious gift from God, and I am so happy she is being raised to know Him, and be equipped with spiritual tools. You and David are doing an excellent job. I love you dearly!

Following God,

The Prophesaur said...

Too cute! Ella's prayers are mostly just Thank you God. Thank you for Mommy, Thank you for Daddy, Thank you for Dade, Thank you for Maxx, Thank you for Ella, Thank you for Squitty, Thank you for every single person she can
I love that Kayla is witnessing deeper prayers with you and that is building her prayer vocab! So sweet!