As a family, we sit around our hexagon yellow table to eat dinner. Before we eat, we take turns praying. Bowden usually prays each night because he wants to. If we choose someone else to pray, he always says, and me? And you, and you, and you and you. Every night. This is just routine. His prayer:
"Tank yousor dis day, tank you for da cows, for Oakley (Ladewig's dog), tank you for baseball, tank you for sheeesus (Jesus). AMEN."
Parker's prayers have grown so much over the past year as he has grown in his faith. He usually prays for people in wheelchairs to get out of wheelchairs, for sick people to get well, and for each one of his family members. He has really been praying some heart felt prayers that make my heart jump for joy! JOY!
Tonight, I picked Emaline to pray. I was ready for her prayer for her brother, and brother, and mommy and daddy. For our food, and for Jesus. That isn't what we heard. I hope I can put this into her words so that I won't forget.
Dear God, thank you for my family. Thank you for Jesus who died on the cross and did what no one else could do. Not mommy, not daddy, not me, not Parker, and not Bowden. Only Jesus could die on the cross for our sins. Thank you that mommy got to cook our food. Help grandmommy get to feeling better. Amen.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!? She is 5! Praise Jesus! I think in the middle of her prayer I looked up to just look at her. When she was done, Stacey and I just looked at each other. Where did that come from? Her heart. Thank you Lord Jesus for moving in my children!