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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A child's prayer

I love listening to my girls pray at the end of the night. Nothing is as pure and sweet as a prayer from a small child. No matter how frustrated I have been at them during the day, listening to them just reminds me what wonderful little girls I have and how blessed I am to be their mother.

Bria's prayers tend to be rather long winded. Coming from the child who has been talking nonstop since the moment of her birth, this is not surprising. In contrast, Chloe's prayers are short and to the point. Generally one liners that reflect whatever she is thinking about right that moment.

The other night Bria's prayer was so darn adorable I want to remember it forever. She asked that she would sleep well without bad dreams and then explained that if she had a nightmare it would wake her up during the night and she wouldn't be able to get back to sleep and if that happened she would be late to her violin lesson in the morning, so it was absolutely necessary that she have a good sleep. She then went on to apologize that their room was a mess and she prayed that the cleaning fairy could come. She said it was okay if she couldn't come and promised that if her room was still messy in the morning she would be sure to clean it with her "whole heart and hands."

She said more than that, but those two things in particular just made me smile.

Chloe's prayer that same night was: "Please bless that Bria's toe will stop bleeding."


  1. Thanks for dropping by with your kind comment, Lara. I *love* this prayer story. I could stand to pray that, as well, maybe more like a request than a promise: "Lord, grant me that attitude of cleaning with my whole heart and hands." How inspiring! Where's the Windex?

  2. Aw, what a wonderful blog! Your girls sound adorable!

  3. Oh my gosh! I just love the things little girls say. I miss it sometimes. Mine is 20 and going into the millitary.

  4. What an awesome end to the day! I also love listening to my little ones pray at bedtime.

  5. awh.... that's adorable.
    Love that.
    Spencer blesses the food EVERY SINGLE PRAYER....
    maybe that's why I'm fat.