Child-like Prayers

In listening to children pray, I am amazed at the faith and trust uttered from their hearts.

Just last night, as my oldest daughter’s children were gathered around their table, several wanted to pray.  I love that.  More than one wanted to pray at the meal…not for the meal…but at the meal.

Their prayer request was not for themselves.  Not for their food.  But for their daddy.

“Camp Your angels ’round him”, the youngest one prayed.

“Touch him”, their daughter prayed.

“Be with him, heal him”, another of their 4 boys prayed.

What do you think God did with that prayer?

For certain He “camped His angels around their daddy”.

I could tell these were praying words they had heard prayed before.  The believed.  They knew where their hope lay:

“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”  Ps. 146:5
“God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid”.  Is.  12:2
“When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”  Micah 7:8
“Trust in Him at all times”.  Ps. 62:8

Landen, the second oldest young boy took a piece of paper around to each one of us and had us write a note and sign our name.  I suggested he might want to share a Scripture and he jumped up and grabbed his Bible and said, “I’ve got one right here!”

I didn’t ask him which one–I knew that what he had in his heart was the right one.

I told my daughter today that I had seen much change and growth, spiritually speaking, in each child since the day she gave her all to Jesus.

Parents, they are watching.  They notice, they hear and they take to heart what you say and do.

Make sure it’s the right things.  Make sure it’s the example you want to leave them with.

Show them God.  Not only by your words…but in your deeds.  He is the only One that will remain a constant in their lives.

© Angie Knight 2013- The Knightly News


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