Friday, April 17, 2009

A Child's Prayer

Yesterday, Sally and I were sitting down to lunch. Usually, when she prays, she repeats after me, and then adds some things she's thankful for. Yesterday, however, she wanted to do it all by herself. This is what she said.

"Father in Heaven, thankful for this day. Bless the food, make us strong. Thank you that Jesus came back. Name of Jesus Christ, amen."

I was so moved and proud. I love to see my daughter grow in every way, but to see her grow spiritually is something special. I was especially touched by her being thankful for Jesus coming back. We talked about this a bit around Easter, but it's not something we say in prayers all the time, though we should. It really is the most important thing to be thankful for. Sweet and astute little Sally, thank you for making me remember what's really important.


Jodi Simon said...

That is sweet. Moments that make you proud as a parent. You have to feel like you are doing something in the right direction. The girls are both so sweet.

Jacob said...

That is so sweet. I am excited for when Lily learns to pray on her own because I want to hear what she has to say.

By the way, this is Kathryn not Jacob.

Cicely said...


Anonymous said...

How cute! Bennett is usually thankful for Fireman Sam and his tools! I haven't looked at your blog for awhile, Sally looks so old! Cute kids!