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!!)