Thursday, January 22, 2009

He makes my heart beep

I just sat down here after putting my little one to bed. I wanted to share with you the most adorable prayer that he just prayed. Our bedtime routine includes reading 1-3 stories, then turning off the light and saying a prayer. I want my children to think of prayer as a truly personal conversation with God. So instead of praying a "canned" prayer, I model a heartfelt, off-the-cuff prayer at bedtime. My little boy always wants me to pray first. And more often than not, he declines praying on his own after my prayer, which is fine with me. I don't want to put any pressure on him about it. However, I admit I was very happy tonight when he decided to say his own prayer. I'll share it with you here:

"Dear God, Tank (thank) you for our games. Tank you for the pwesents we got from Santa at Bwock's (Brock's) house. I yike (like) Bwock's house. I yike Bwock and Ammer (Amber.......Brock's mom) and even Bwock's daddy. Tank you for my brain and my howt (heart) beeping (beating). I yike my howt beeping (heart beating). We love you too, God. Amen"

Couldn't have said it better myself!

4 comments:

Mama Monkey said...

That is priceless! I am so glad you wrote it down.

MaryAnne said...

So sweet!

Amber, That's Me! said...

awww...so sweet! That was so nice that he thought about us in his prayers!

There are so many times when I smile when Brock is praying on the things he comes up with.

A said...

I love that - "howt beep." I love how kids are so in tune with their hearts. Thanks for sharing!