Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A Child's Prayer
Usually Magson kneels with his head in the pillow and says something like this over and over again during his prayers:
I thank thee that we could have a great, great day...
I thank thee that we could have a great, great time,
And I thank thee for this great, great day...
I've been trying to help him think of more things to say, and this last week I've especially encouraged him to ask for some patience. Or maybe it's me that needs the patience? Anyway, to my surprise and despite his muffled voice, I've managed to catch a few pleas for patience here and there. But I haven't been able to catch everything, and since his prayers have suddenly gotten considerably longer and less repetitive, tonight I stuffed my head into the pillow next to his so I could hear better.
This is what I caught:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank thee for this great, great day.
Please bless me to be patient.
Please bless me to have my own dad.
Please bless me to have my own mom.
Please bless me to have my own friends...
After he said "amen," I immediately asked him what it meant when he said he wanted his own mom?! I was feeling really sad that he was basically saying he didn't have a mom, a dad or friends. Heartbreaking!
His grinning reply: "It means I love you. I'm pretty sure that's what it means."
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