Matthew 21:16, “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”
We were driving to school this morning and I’ll be honest, I was caffeine deprived and grumpy. The kids and I say prayers every morning in the car, but this morning I suggested maybe I just say the prayer while they pray in their quiet little hearts along with me (all so I could get to my coffee more quickly). Both kids protest and say they want to pray too. Begrudging mommy who is now feeling guilty agrees. I pray, my son prays, then my girl prays. Here is her prayer (which I have committed to memory):
“Thank you God for this day. Please help me do my spelling words right. Please help my brother to like school today. Please help mommy get all her work done and daddy too. Thank you for making dolphins. Thank you for my friends. Jesus, today when my friends get home from school if they don’t know you came to die for their sins, please whisper Your Name in their ears so they will know you love them and they will ask you to live in their hearts. Oh and please help mommy to have made me a good lunch. In Jesus’ Name, amen.”
Um…wow! To think I almost missed that because of my craving for caffeine. I so wonder whose ears Jesus will whisper His Name into today….
“Father, thank you for allowing me to SEE You in my daughter’s prayer this morning. May nothing, not even coffee, ever be more important to me than You. I pray with my sweet girl that You would whisper Your Name in many ears today as you draw people to Yourself.”