Out of your mind prayer

6 10 2008

My 4 year old develops new and always fascinating methods of prolonging bedtime.  Last night, even though we let him stay at our neighbors long after his bedtime, and even though his brother was already asleep in the same bedroom, he insisted on saying prayers with me before getting into bed.  Fine – what am I gonna say –  you can’t pray tonight because it’s too late?  No.  So, I whispered a quick prayer and then told him it was his turn.  After quite a long pause, I finally asked him if he was going to pray.  He answered, “I am praying in my mind”.  I said ok.  After another long pause, I finally said, “OK, time to get up into bed and go to sleep, buddy”.  He answered, “No, first I want to pray out of my mind!!!”.

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3 responses

6 10 2008
Shawn W

Cute! I miss those days.

7 10 2008
BuffaloNickel

I know these will pass all too quickly for me. I am trying to enjoy them while I can.

7 10 2008
shawnbarr

That’s great! I think I’ll take his example and try to pray out of my mind tonight 🙂

Thanks for sharing that.

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