We’ve been saying prayers before bed each night for several months now. It’s a bedtime routine that he enjoys and expects, but he is never the one to say the prayer. It’s always Mommy or Daddy and the prayer usually includes thanking God for our good day, Mommy, Daddy, baby, and general things of that nature.
Well, we just got home from our 4th and final evaluation & everybody is just plain pooped so we decided it was time for an early nap. Nicky ran into his room, sat on the floor, and put his hands together. I asked if he’d like to say the prayer and he proclaimed “Yessss”.
I wasn’t sure what we’d hear since he doesn’t have much of a vocabulary yet. He bowed his head, and began his prayer:
Ma Mah & Papi
Ma Mah & Papa
Mama & Dada
Puppy & Puppy
I can’t tell you how much it warmed my heart and touched my soul that my little three year old said his very first prayer to Jesus and he decided to pray for all the important people in his life. It’s moments like these that I’ll cherrish forever.
Do you remember what your child’s first prayer was?