Random Acts of Cuteness- The prayer of a child

So this evening we went to my grandparents for dinner. When I left we had to stop at the store, so by the time we got home it was almost bedtime, and I was rushing the kids.

“Hurry and get in the shower! Hurry and get rinsed off! Hurry and get your pajamas on! Hurry and brush your teeth!”

I managed to get them ready for bed on time, and was in a rush to get them in bed so I could get a few more things done around the house before Gary got home from work.

I sat with Erik and Logan while they said prayers, put them to bed, and then went to Brooke’s room to say prayers with her. She asked if I would say mine with her, and I said, “No, mommy has lots to do. Mommy is going to say prayers when I go to bed. Say your prayer now.”

She began whining, and I told her to stop and say her prayers and go to bed.

So she begins her prayer, and then about the second sentence in says, “And dear God, please help mommy so that she will say prayers with me…”.

How could I not after that?! Not to mention, it made me feel guilty (and rightly so!). There is nothing so important that it should keep me from saying prayers with my children… Nothing!

Thank you Brooke (and God!) for reminding me of this!


  1. that is so cute!

  2. I totally agree, you can't ignore comments that cute! Amazing how smart they get so fast too! Sweet Dreams πŸ˜‰

  3. too sweet! πŸ™‚

  4. Awww!
    I know exactly how you felt. I have been there and also felt really guilty.

    Sometimes, I have to tell myself to SLOW down.

  5. I agree. Sometimes I rush the kids for no reason. Like you said nothing is more important then doing stuff with your children like prayers, reading or whatever it is. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love those little nudges and reminders. Beautiful!

  7. Sometimes we just have to step back and let things slow down a little. Kids remind us of this!

  8. She's too cute. I can just hear her saying that prayer! I love it.

  9. Children are so sweet. We should all try to find time to spend more time with our kids. What a cute story!

  10. JamericanSpice says

    How precious these children are that He blesses us with. We learn so much from / through them.

    I am so glad you were blessed with this moment.

  11. Mrs. Marine says

    Awww, how sweet. As parents we are always trying to teach our children, and yet they manage to teach us a few thing along the way.

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