Sunday, May 6, 2012

Family Prayer

He kneels on pajama clad legs with rabbit placed in front of him and purposely folds rabbits "arms" and waits for us expectantly.  One of us begins to pray.

Our dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for this day.

He cocks his head to the side listening to what we are saying.

Thank you the chance to see the horses and the sheepies and the chickens.

He smiles, looks at us, nods his head, and perhaps even says, "ahh."  He remembers doing this.  It was fun.  He looks at us to continue.

Thank you for the the yummy honey we bought.

He nods and smiles again.

Thank you for the good food we ate at dinner.  
Please help us sleep well.  
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

He responds with an "A-meen" and goes to tuck rabbit into rabbit's bed which happens to be a shelf on the dresser. 

We then progress with the hour to two-hour nightmarish ritual of getting him to sleep.  However, for those two to three minutes of family prayer, there was peace, and we all felt warm and fuzzy inside. 

1 comment:

Krilafis said...

Perfectly stated. I love the moment.

I am excited for the day when I see your book on a shelf at Barns & Noble and I can say to myself, "I know this woman."

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