"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Praying With a Purpose

Uh huh....

Picture the scene: A tired mommy with her children gathered around her bed, kneeling in preparation of saying tonight's Family Prayer. She asks her too precocious 6 year old to say tonight's prayer.

The boy readily acquiesces. His prayer sounds something like this:

"And please bless that I can stay up until 10:00."

Stifling a chuckle, the mother opens her tired eyes to peek at her son, whom she finds out is already peeking at her with one eye, just before he closes it tight as if he is praying in earnest.

Hmmmm.... Think it's time for a FHE lesson on praying with a purpose?

And no.... this prayer was NOT answered. He was in bed as soon as it was finished: by 9:30!!

(BTW: He is now praying for TWO baby brothers!! Someone help us find a baby before he ups it to 3 or 4!!)

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

I had a grandson who used to always pray like he was placing an order at the drive-thru. (Fortunately, he's outgrown it ; )