A Little One's Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer. While there is much controversy in politics over it's constitutional merit, we can all observe it and pray for our leaders and that they have God above all else in their hearts. We can pray the lost are found.
Every night before dinner one of us will pray. Lately Kaitlin and Karlie have been fighting over who gets to pray. Their prayers are so genuine and wonderful in a way only the innocence of a child's prayer can be. Karlie always thanks God for the grass and the flowers (even in the dead of winter). Kaitlin has a natural gift for prayer and remembers everyone's needs in the family and prays for them. Hailey's are full of thanksgiving. One thing we all pray about is family. We thank God everyday for each member of our family and the daily blessings He bestows upon us. There is so much to praise, even for the grass. :0)

Today we will say a special prayer for our nation and our leaders. We pray they place their faith in God and lead according to His will. I have learned a lot about praying from the kids. It doesn't have to be fancy or long. Just from the heart. "Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."(Mark 10:15)


3 comments:

john leopold, md said...

Remember the classic scene in the Anne of Green Gables movie and book when Marissa tells Anne to say her bedtime prayer and Anne says she doesn't know how. Marissa briefly tells her how and Anne's little prayer that follows is touching and hilarious.

john leopold, md said...

Remember the classic scene in the Anne of Green Gables movie and book when Marissa tells Anne to say her bedtime prayer and Anne says she doesn't know how. Marissa briefly tells her how and Anne's little prayer that follows is touching and hilarious.

Lacey said...

Awww...sweet post.

I love dinner time prayers. I love listening to what those little minds have to say. And we are with you on the fighting. We have to make sure we rotate.

A few weeks ago we had an entire sermon on praying for our leaders. And even if we don't believe in what is happening, to take comfort in God is in control.

I TOTALLY needed that sermon as you know I am not a fan of a liberal government.

Anyway, sweet post...and love the sweet picture. :) :)