Children’s Prayers

I’ve been putting small children to bed for about 7 years now. My wife or I usually pray for them but they will occasionally venture into the praying pond to get their feet wet. Each of my children start their prayers the same way.

I can’t figure out why they start this way. Neither my wife nor I start this way. They were never really listening to each other much when the other ones would pray. But each of them starts their bedtime prayers with

“Thank you for God.”

That always cracked me up. Thank you for God. But when I think on it, that’s not a bad thing to say by any stretch. In fact, it’s a downright wonderful thing to pray.

Most of the rest of what is prayed escapes me. My two youngest children both have speech impediments and I have no idea what they are saying. Groanings which cannot be uttered.

But they all say with crystal clear clarity, “Thank you for God.” And, indeed, we are all thankful for God. The prayers of little children are more than likely His favorites.

3 thoughts on “Children’s Prayers”

  1. It must be a family trait – a couple of ours have started that way too. And I’m always thinking, “What?” and then a strange sense of joy that they’re thankful for Him!

  2. All said, it’s a pretty good way to start any prayer. Kinda covers all the stuff God does for us simply by thanking Him for being.

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