Friday, February 06, 2009

Prayer

Jen posted something amazing about her girls praying today and I loved it... Go check it out!

We have talked with the boys about prayer so many times. We try to help them understand that it's not all about asking but also about thanking and praising. They've gotten better but once in a while they get in a rut and can't seem to get out.

Thinking about kids praying reminds me that Jacob said his first prayer about a month ago and it was so sweet. We've been trying to read the Bible in the evening with the boys and then we start with the youngest and make our way around to the oldest for prayer time. Jeff was going to start with Seth but since he's not the youngest, he was offended. He wanted Jacob to go first. Jeff told him that Jake was too young to pray. I disagreed and gave it a try, here's how it went...

Me: Dear Jesus
Jacob: Jeeeesus
Me: Thank you for this day
Jacob: Tank ooow da
Me: I love you
Jacob: Yu ooow
Me: Amen
Jacob: Ameeeee

It melted my heart to hear him saying those words to the Lord. I think it's a great start!

2 comments:

Cherie71 said...

So, so sweet! I remember when Cole was about 3... he would repeat (or try to) every thing you said while praying and it went almost exactly like your little Jacob's prayer! I love it... just to hear their sweet little voices talking to the Lord!

Sassy Granny ... said...

What may appear to be clumsy first steps was, no doubt, a symphony in heaven!

How precious.