Thursday, March 29, 2007

Night time prayers

No pictures to post today. I just have a sweet story about our bedtime rituals. Every night after the kids put on their pjs, brush their teeth, and pick out their bed lovies, we sit on the floor in their room and say our prayers. We have always prayed "Now I lay me down to sleep" with them since they were born. About 8 months ago, daddy or I started saying a prayer after that to teach them how to pray for others and about our day. They learned a sweet prayer at Mother's Day Out and started singing it at bedtime too. About 2 months ago, we started asking if any of them would like to pray. Usually only one of them would volunteer and they would thank God for EVERY member of our immediate and extended family and that was it!!! About 3 weeks ago, they all started praying individually. Usually Z goes first and her prayer is pretty predictable. She thanks God for C, M, mommy and daddy. She always asks that C and M have a fun day with their speech therapist (who they see once a week) and that she has fun with her physical therapist (who she also sees once a week). She asks that everyone's yuckies go away (everyone stayed sick for about 2 months). She asks that they have a good night-night and then screams, "JESUS NAME AMEN!!". C goes next and repeats almost the exact same prayer and screams even louder, "JESUS AMEN!". M goes last and she tries to remember what they have said and usually repeats herself about 5 times and screams, "AMEN!". Well, last night, they all prayed for something completely different. It was SOOOOO awesome. M thanked God for each of her friends at therapy and for a good day at MDO. Z prayed for her teacher and for daddy to have a good day at work. C prayed for me to make lots of money selling hair bows and thanks God for all of his toys and food. It is so sweet to see them blossom and learn to love the Lord!! I look forward to night time prayers now!

3 comments:

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

Those sweet, precious little angels. I miss them! Just so you know, I pray for them and you and B every Thursday. I realized that there were many important people in my life that I was not praying for. So I made these prayer cards for each day of the week and you guys are on my Thursday card! Each Thursday I am praying for good health, their salvation one day, and grace and wisdom for you and B. We love you all so much and can't wait to see you next week. I bought dress fabric today. Sooo cute...I'm excited to sew! I thought about bringing margarita mix, but then what would the dresses look like??? I'll take a rain check on the margaritas, though! (But NO red wine for us. Remember that wedding? :) )

Amanda said...

Hi,I am Amanda & I work on campus with Ben. I have followed the progress of the kids through the blog and when they were born, Ben kept everyone well informed as he was able. Your children are little angels from God. You should post a blog about your hair bows. I bet a lot of people on campus would be interested in them. I have a little girl going on 2 and we just love bows and hair accessories.

the good, the bad & the ugly said...

Okay, girlfriend. It's been a month, time for a new post and pictures!