Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Child's Prayer

Usually Jonah's bedtime prayer lasts around 10-15 seconds. Last night, however, he was making up for lost time. His prayer seemed to last 10 to 15 minutes. I didn't time it, although I wish I had.

He prayed over everything he could think of. Every possession, every person, every naturally occurring phenomenon. Oh how I wish I could have recorded it, or at least taken notes. I jotted a few things down once he finished and after the feeling came back into my legs enough so that I could walk downstairs to get a pen and paper.

Here is a sampling:

Please bless that when all the people die, that dinosaurs will come alive again. And that when people come alive again, the dinosaurs will go back extinct.

Please bless that poor people will be very rich and that very rich people will be as rich as the poor people and people with a little money will have thousands of dollars.

Please bless that babies will go to kindergarten and that kindergartners will go to first grade and first graders will go to second grade and second graders will go to third grade.

I am thankful for the ground and for friction.

I am thankful for the garbage man and for our mail lady Sarah.

Please bless that Jesus will keep growing forever and ever.

7 comments:

Erika and Ryan said...

That is so precious! You had me laughing out loud!!! I love the 'friction' thing--so cute! He sounds like a sweet child who cares about a lot of people! That's great you wrote it down.

Heather said...

That is great--I also think it's very funny that he said "friction." It reminds me of Ethan talking about gravity with Robert (or vice versa.) :)

Emily Laing said...

How wonderful, these little spirits can surprise us just when we need it most...

Betty Grace said...

Jonah is so cool. Thankful for friction? You have nerdy smart kids. The dinosaur thing had quite a bit of thought behind it too. Love to get a peek in the mind of kid. You said you were checking every 10 mins for my post and now I don't even have a comment from you on it! AND I've posted twice.

Afton said...

Bill Nye made all my kids nerds and a silly little Twilight Zone spoof at the end of his "Friction" episode made them all grateful for friction.

Debbie said...

I love that! Amazing! :) Perhaps my own prayers will be a little more thoughtful tonight!

Senia said...

SO cute!