Preschool Prayers

10:14:00 AM

There is nothing more powerful than the power of prayer. We serve a BIG God and He can work enormous, amazing things when you give him the opportunity.

For me, one of the biggest parts of my job as a parent, is to pray over and with my children. Prayer is such an important part of our spiritual journey. It is what keeps us grounded and connected to a seemingly unreachable God. There is nothing in this world that would make me more proud than to see my children grow up to be Godly men.

My favorite time of the day is bedtime. Not only, because I am so mentally and physically drained from the day that I can barely keep my eyelids open, but because of bedtime prayers.

Gabriel's prayers usually consist of being thankful for his cousins (which is so cute, because he has been thanking Jesus every day for almost a year since we saw them last...He really is an amazing kid!) I love hearing the sweet, innocent prayers of a preschooler. They are simple and to the point, not selfish and full of muck, which sometimes can happen as we get older.

Here is an example of a Gabriel prayer:
"Dear Lord,
Thank you for my cousins. Thank you for Jesus. Thank you for everything. Thank you for making me, me.

Sometimes mommy, daddy and Elijah make the list. But, how simple and sweet and amazing is a prayer like this? He isn't asking for anything, he isn't complaining about this or that. He is just thankful for everything. Period. And I love the wisdom in the end of this prayer; 'Thank you for making me, me.' You got it little dude! If only we were all thankful for the person God made us to be, instead of trying to be who the world tells us we should be. I need this reminder daily.

I think we all need to get back to this. Being thankful for ALL of our blessings (big and small). To see the world through little eyes. To love unconditionally, forgive quickly, laugh fully, pray simply. What a beautiful world we all could live in if we took some pointers from our kids' playbooks.

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'"
Mark 10:14

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