A Child’s Prayer

I am a huge believer in the power of prayer.  I’ve written a post about this before, but I believe God is not a respecter of denominations when it comes to prayer.  He listens to anyone who’s sincere.  

We say a family prayer every morning and night.  It is usually anything but reverent!  My husband said last night’s prayer. Mase and Dax were climbing onto my husband’s back as he prayed.  Meanwhile, Dani and Evie kneeled, but were having a battle with a broken piece of hula-hoop and a trash picker upper.

I also have the kids say their own personal prayers at bedtime.  Here are a few prayer excerpts from last night.

Dani (age 7):
…Thank you for this day.  Bless Mommy, Daddy, Mase, and Dax.  And please bless that I won’t be afraid of the girl’s bathroom at school any more…

Evie:  Did Dani bless me in her prayer?
Me: Yes.

Evie (age 5):
…Thank thee for Mom, Dad, Dax, Mase, and Dani.  And please bless Dani to be nice…

Mase (age 3):
…Help me be nice.  Help me not hit.  Help me choose wight.  Please bless food.  And help me to make mow hats at pweschool...

He’s been praying not to hit for a good three months now.  I’m not so sure this is a sincere prayer.  That may be why the prayer hasn’t been answered yet! 

And here’s a little background on Dani’s prayer.  This is part of a conversation we had after school yesterday.

Dani: I heard creepy music in the girl’s bathroom today.  Then someone said, “You’re doomed.”  Then, I saw lots of blood.
Me:  Lots of blood?  Did you tell someone?
Dani: Just my friends.
Me: You didn’t tell a teacher?
Dani: Well, there was just one drop.
Me:  I thought there was lots of blood.
Dani: Well, it was a lot of a drop. 

Tomorrow night I think I’ll encourage her to pray for help with truthfulness!
Grateful Mom Goal: Having gratitude for my children’s prayers.
Me with my little prayers.


  1. Glad to see it isn't just my prayer time that is ireverent…
    Sometimes we like to pray in accents…
    We hope God thinks it's funny… fingers crossed!

  2. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

    Those are some sweet prayers ๐Ÿ™‚ And funny.

  3. So it is not just my children who are rolling around on the floor during prayers?? I feel a bit more "normal" now-HA!

  4. Awww so sweet…I'm really going to try to do that with my kids too!

  5. Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys says:

    Ah so sweet. Your Dani cracks me up.

  6. Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace says:

    This is so very sweet. Dani is quite the character. It's ironic because this morning my son said an out-of-the-blue prayer without being prompted. Here's how it happened:

    Mommy, I just prayed to God (he is now folding his hands to show me) that I will have four hands for my ambulance, my fire truck, and my police car. Amen.
    I think every night He will give me four hands.

    So…. poor math and freaky anatomy aside, it was his first independent prayer!

  7. Those are so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ We try to pray every night too. Sometimes they are great, and sometimes Marlee gets a little lost. LOL

    Anyhow, I hope you have a great day with your funny kiddos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Awww. I have to imagine God laughing out loud with delight at those sweet prayers. My son has started thanking God all the time for the most random things. Yesterday one of his phonics words was fence. He asked what a fence was and I showed him the one around our yard. He then got excited and thanked God for "making a fence to be around our yard." ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. How cute and hilarious! I'm sure they'll love to read that when they are all older! What a good idea to post about ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy says:

    too cute

  11. GrumpyJaxMomOf3 says:

    That sounds a lot like prayers in my house hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Sandy -- As Told By Mommy says:

    Hahaha, so funny! I remember being scared of the girls bathroom because of the "Bloody Mary" myth…scary!

  13. Optimistic Mom says:

    I really love this post. We taught our son about prayer pretty much as soon as he could say a full sentence. It is a very important part of our day. We have also had some very interesting bedtime prayers… although I don't like to interrupt his prayers, I have had to redirect him a little. lol

  14. I LOVE your children! They are so funny and seem like they would be SO fun to be around! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I'm glad we're not the only family that isn't "proper" during family prayer time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But at least we are praying as a family, that's what matters! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I love your "prayers"!!! Your kids crack me up everytime. I have always loved to listen to my kids prayers. You can find out some really intresting stuff about their day too!! I'm very grateful I get to visit you and your family through your wonderful blog!! Much love to you and your family!!

  16. Kids prayers really are the best. And your family prayer time sounds exacatly like ours! But at least we keep doing it right?
    My son while saying the family prayer one night said more of a personal prayer that was all about him. As soon as it was done my 4-year-old said "that was an awful prayer it was all about you!" It was pretty funny

  17. Kids prayers are the best! I love the little white lie you told Evie. We do that too. No need to start a fight at bed time!

  18. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    Your kids crack me up. You need to keep writing their prayers down. This was too funny.

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  20. How sweet.. God is not a respecter of persons. He loves to answer prayers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Children are such a blessing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Hahaaa… so cute! Kids are hillarious. Jax & I pray each night too, I can't wait to see what his prayers will be for. ADORBS family pic btw!!

  22. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I love that their prayers come from their hearts or what they think should come from their hearts. JDaniel likes to add "Thank you for my friend. Mom didn't let me invite him over today." His friend is over for 2-3 hours almost everyday.

  23. There is nothing sweeter than a child's prayers. How cute!!

  24. Love this post! I think that children's prayers and the most sincere. They say whatever is on their mind…I think that is the best and from the heart.

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    Mama J

  25. yummychunklet says:

    What cute prayers!

  26. My Inner Chick says:

    —the power of prayer. Yes. I believe this. Without prayer & God, I would have gone crazier than I am now.
    Funny –Sweet Blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. We definitely encourage prayer time around here too. We say grace before meals, and I say a prayer with each child at bedtime. Even little Zoo Zoo at 23 months already "gets it" — if we forget at supper, she will yell "GRACE!!!!". And when I say, let's pray, she always nods her head, takes my hand and then bows her head.
    But it is amazing what they might ask God for at an given prayer session!

  28. The Desert Rocks says:

    Very sweet and I guess a drop of blood is more than enough when you're small!

  29. Such a sweet post. My daughter's prayers are similar. "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for all the people that we love. Thank you for grandma [grandma's always first, HMP!], Aunt Cher, Elmo, shoes, not having boogins in my nose anymore, thank you that mommy will give me two cookies tomorrow [ORLY?], and thank you for Sid the Science Kid. In Jesus' name, amen."

    I found you via Dar over at parentwin.blogspot.com, and I shall now follow you! Because two out of three Dars are never wrong.


  30. sweet sweet prayers. I love it. We do the same thing and end up with the SAME results. Kids are awesome….

    Although…your daughter has me worried…the whole music, and words, and blood thing. What was that REALLY all about? Scary! :L)

  31. This is great! I'm with Dani, I never liked the girl's restroom at school. I'm surprised I've never had bladder issues from refusing to go. I still hate public restrooms. My sister however, has a downright phobia!

  32. Hopes@Staying Afloat! says:

    That's just so cute! I love the way little minds process things!!

  33. Their prayers are adorable. A drop of blood really is a lot.

  34. Oh I love all of their prayers; how precious! Kids are so innocent & sincere.

    I love your blog!

  35. Kids are so cute when they tell it like it is ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to say after hearing that…I'm a little afraid of the girls bathroom too!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. A Randomlicious Blog for the Soul says:

    LOL that is so funny! I LOVE your new blog design, OF COURSE it's April Showers!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I want to be better at family prayer. We do well to say prayer before we eat, but I'm afraid not as good at family prayer. Your such a good example. I just think your kids are cute and their prayers are adorable!
    I really enjoyed this post!

  37. Sandra's Fiberworks says:

    I believe strongly in prayer too, and we do prayers at dinner and bedtime. Bedtime is kind of like yours; we thank God for the blessings of this day.

  38. So…it wasn't just my kids who were irreverent during family prayer!
    There are not too many things more powerful than prayer!

  39. Even though my two kids still at home are 13 and 15 they still poke and giggle. It never ends. Your little ones are adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Texas Type A Mom says:

    All of their prayers are so sincere and from the heart and that's definitely the most important part!

  41. You make even the little daily moments with kids interesting and a joy to read. Gotta love Dani! (And only partially because we share the same name…)

  42. Kim @ Mamas Monologues says:

    Those are so sweet! A drop of blood is a lot to me too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  43. Sweet children prayers. Sweet and funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Kids are so cute when they pray. I'm pretty sure they are always honest. Maybe a little too honest…

  45. I think I'm still being blessed because of my children's prayers. So much faith, so much sincerity, they are truly an example to me. I need to start documenting the things they say…

  46. their prayers are adorable. at prayer time, my son just waits it out and then shouts "Amen"! Gotta work on focus with that kid! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    I'm so grateful the Lord understands whining prayers because sometimes a blow-up happens right before the prayer (or the prayer is the *result* of a blow-up) so I have *no* idea what's being said ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks for sharing this …. beautiful testament of simple faith ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Kids are just so unfiltered and honest! (except for the a lot of blood thing, of course) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  49. Johanson Family says:

    I wish I had the memory like you to recall the convo's and things my son says.. i love how you can recount the whole thing with all of them!! ๐Ÿ™‚ so darn cute!!

  50. I love that phrase: "It was a lot of a drop."

    That's exactly how I feel about any amount of bodily fluid.

  51. Hahahah, I always find myself cracking up at your posts! I love that Mase is praying not to hit. Too funny.

    Have a great weekend!

    xo jess

  52. How adorable!

    Emma and I say our prayers out loud to one another and we usually end up collaborating on most of them. When we're doing wishing the world well, we close our eyes, hold out our palms and softly blow our wishes out into the universe. Emma says she thinks hers look like glitter and angels. I have to agree : )

  53. What a great tradition! Their prayers are adorable and I bet God gets a kick out of hearing them.

  54. A lot of a drop has me rolling! Love that peek into your nightly routine!! New follower – so glad to have discovered you this Friday!

  55. Handsfullmom says:

    So sweet and funny!

  56. LaVonne @ Long Wait says:

    So sweet. I love hearing my 3 year old pray too. I caught her making her baby pray yesterday. It was very cute. (I guess her baby was being bad and needed to pray to be a good girl.)

  57. That was just so adorable. I can't wait until Buggy starts talking and hear such cuteness!

  58. Irene: Cute. I call my daughter "Bugga." ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Your family is so cute and I love the photo.

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