Lord, Teach Us to Pray
This is a prayer I pray a lot, repeating what the disciples asked Jesus. And now that I am not only responsible for one, I want just as much — if not more — that my children would develop deep hearts for God and for prayer.
While it’s tempting to wait until Eden is praying for God to be glorified on the earth; or Caleb, that his homeland would be healed of poverty … well, here’s a window into our little prayer time, such as it is *now*:
With a growing vocabulary, Eden, in particular, finds our prayer time as her own occasion to soliloquize using her growing word bank (not quite the concept we’re shooting for here.)… as if to say “Jesus, look at what I’m learning!”
Last night, this was her prayer:
“Thank you so much Jesus.
Ducky flew away, Jesus.
Jesus shinte ["pee pee"] and caca ["poo"] in the potty.
It seems here that she is really grasping that Jesus was not only fully God, but fully man …right?
Not exactly what I’d call storming the gates of heaven with our prayers, but certainly helping us keep it light here at Nana’s house, while we’re missing my dad.