In our family, we often giggle about the way our 3-year-old daughter’s prayers tend to get all muddled up.
For example, I once said, “Don’t forget to pray for Daddy to be safe on the road. He’s doing a lot of driving today.” Her prayer?
“God, please don’t let Daddy fall out of the car while he’s driving it.”
When I asked her to remember her big brother during the first day of his new job, she prayed,
“Please, God, don’t let anyone steal Chandler while he’s at work.”
We laugh, but in reality some of those little-girl prayers show a whole lot of faith. Like when she prayed,
“Dear God, Thank you for the dog…that we don’t have.”
She often thanks God for funny things, but usually they’re things we actually have. Like fingernails. Or paper. We laughed about the dog…the one we didn’t have, but that she was thankful for anyway. We laughed harder when she started praying for the unknown dog by name.
We laughed, but you know what? Here we are, just a couple of weeks later, introducing to you the newest member of our family.
Meet Freckles, our new Border Collie…
And yes, she actually has freckles, so she fits in perfectly with our family.
Pray in faith, friends!