Bedtime Prayers

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Jars of Clay and Buckets of Sand...molding little hearts for Jesus

It’s exciting and gratifying to share this post today.  I have been feeling badly that I don’t give enough attention here to the wonderful, curious, and edifying things our children do; after all, silliness and general chaos often make for more interesting reading.  This, however, is proof that:

1.  It’s worth it to spend small, quiet moments with your kids; they’ll lift the veil and give you a glimpse into how they process the world, how they process who God is, and how they process what He means.

2.  Only YOU [not grandma, not their aunts, not the babysitter] can raise your children to reflect the values of your household.  Of course we have no guarantees that our kids will be perfect, and we have no guarantees that they won’t be prodigals.  God holds the loose ends of their little hearts.

BEDTIME PRAYERS

M [age 3.5]:  “Dear God.  Thank you for Jesus, thank you that He loves us, and thank you that He knows our name. Amen”

A [age 6]:  “Dear God.  Thank you for Jesus, and thank you that He died on the cross to take away our sins and give us a fresh start.  Amen”

Hearing these words was so powerful for me:  that He knows our names–that He gives us a fresh start…

And hear them from our own mini-pastors of the Word?

God is Good.

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