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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Jack's Prayer

We've been reading through a succession of children's Bibles for our bedtime routine.  Our latest one, given to us by Supergreatpreacher and Supergreatpreacher's Supergreat wife, is Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Children of God Storybook Bible.  It's a bit offbeat, in that the stories are very short, but still hew closely to the original text.  Each story is illustrated by a different artist, usually in pretty divergent styles.  Isaiah reminds you almost of a Byzantine icon, and Mary and Gabriel look like they're in a Mexican votive.

So we round everybody up, usually clean and good-smelling from a bath,  and sit there in the floor to read a Bible story.  We ask a few questions about the what we read, sing a song or two (Jack has still never tired of Jesus Loves Me), and then we pray.  The Dude has the honor most evenings.  And he's really getting the hang of it.  Last night, we read the story of Gabriel's message to Mary recorded in Luke 1.

This had slipped my mind, but courtesy of Majesty, I give you: 

Jack's Prayer (age 4 1/2)
"This was unprompted, and what was in his sweet little heart."

Dear God,
Thank you for this day.  Thank you for baby Jesus being born.  Thank you for Hudson's birthday.  And, please help Olivia come home safely from Brazil.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
This great old country boy Bible class teacher I know says, "It's good to see ya' kids do right."

And it is.

"...A THREE HOUR TOUR, A THREE HOUR TOUR..."

3 comments:

Bebe said...

My heart just melted !

Jennifer said...

Sweet boy! Such a kind heart. And by the way, I LOVE that Children's Bible! It's one of my favorites.

Roxanne said...

Most excellent. . .written on their hearts.