Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sweet Prayers

One of my favorite things is to listen to my children pray. I learn so much of what they feel and know through this. At this point (and I pray forever) they have no inhibitions in what they pray for. It's funny to hear what Carter has to pray for. Usually he prays for rocks, and pie, and for Buzz and Woody. Ashlyn though, can already understand what it means to truly tell God things. The other night she was laying in my bed (the new cool place since Richard's hours are so different) and she prayed,"Jesus, thank you for washing away all my sins today. I did just a few ugly things. Jesus, I really want to be with you. But I don't want to die, so could you come down here? And could you bring Grandma Puz with you?" Her sweet honesty always humbles me. I so want to pray like my four year old sometimes! Just thought you'd enjoy the story!!


Danna said...

I completly understand. Brennen is just now starting to say "men" at the end of our prayers, which is so heart pumping, I just want to hug him and love on him because his learning so much. Bonnie thanks God for our whole family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family and names them by name. Sometimes it takes forever for her to finish, however it is so sweet. She always ends her prayer with "Thank you God for my family". I love that she wants to talk to God and offer up the people that she loves. She is becoming more and more a little girl instead of a baby. I love it however at the same time I want her to stay small.

Give Ashlyn, Carter, and Braden a huge HUG and tell them that we miss them all the time. We love you guys and talk to you later.

Amber Smith said...

That is so precious! Mary Alice seems shy about saying prayers most of the time, asking that Josh or myself say the prayer. I thought Ashlyn's prayer was so sweet. Let each of our prayers be as sincere as the prayers of Ashlyn. So sweet!

jenny biz said...

Thanks for sharing Melanie! Malaya has gotten to where she confesses things in her prayers. I think she thinks that if she admits to things to us in her prayer that she is on safe ground:)
Precious prayer from Ashlyn!! Give her hugs from us!