Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The 2 Year Olds Prayers

Every time we sit down to eat someone is picked to say the prayer to bless the meal. The little ones like to be picked and are always raising their hand so I will pick them. Well lately the 2 year old thinks she needs to pray at every meal even if someone else has already blesses the meal. We let her do that and she feels proud so what does it really hurt. So tonight at dinner Daddy had said the prayer and we had asked her if she wanted to pray. There was no answer so we all decided to go ahead and start eating. Well about 5 minutes into the meal she has her hands folded and is screaming,"I Pray, I pray." At first I couldn't understand what she was saying and then I figured it out and of course we all stopped and let her pray. This is what she said,"Dear Jesus, gibber, gibber ,gibber, AMEN." I have no clue as to what she said but I am sure he does and that is all that matters. I wonder if when we pray all she hears is gibberish and I wonder what God hears. It really made me think about how I talk to Him and I am going to try to make it more meaningful and not just meaningless done out of duty. Thank you little girl for opening up my eyes to my sometimes gibberish talk.


Lori... said...

I know that sometimes I hear others prayers that seem so eloquent. Big, glorifying words, poetic pose and I feel sheepish because when I pray, I talk with Him like a friend sitting next to me. "Yeah, you know today God, I felt really lazy and I don't know why..."

I try and remember, it's not my words that He's concerned with, but rather my heart. So, your post hits home. NOTE TO SELF: make sure I mean what I pray today.

Good post. Give the girls a big hello and lots of hugs for us!

Becky said...

Neat post!!! : )

Toni said...

What a sweet, sweet prayer. And if I think so, imagine what God thinks.

I was praying over our meal once, when our 3yo foster daughter broke in and said, "and tank you poe duh pie ties." It took us the next half hour to figure out what she had said. We were eating fast food and she had said, "And thank you for the french fries." LOL!

Becky said...

Thank you! : ) It was a blessing to hear from you again.