Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Josiah's prayer, LONG prayer

Tonight I prayed with Josiah while Daddy prayed with Ava Beth. Honestly, I was kind of in a hurry. But after tonight, I realize how precious our prayers are and how important it is to sometimes take our time. I also realized all the loved ones that stay on my son's mind. Many of you are so special to Him. He may not see you as much as he would like but he thinks of you constantly. This child remembers everything. And the coolest part about it? He knows who goes with who when he prays. He would never put one family member with another, he knows exactly who you go with. If you weren't mentioned tonight, there's always tomorrow night!

After I said my prayer for Josiah out loud, it was His turn.

Josiah: Dear Jesus, thank you for Sissy and Mommy and Daddy.
Thank you for Jordan (a little boy that comes over three days a week after school).
And Jesus, I will share with Jordan and we don't hit Jordan!
Thank you Jesus for MiMi and Pawpaw and Grammy and Papa and Opoh. (Thank goodness he never leaves ANY grandparent out!)
Thank you for Brookie and Brandon and thank you for Aunt Laura and Mr. Josh. Mommy, we have two Josh's.
Mommy: Yes we do. Let's finish praying.
Josiah:Thank you for Uncle Josh and Aunt Desiree and Mason!
Thank you for Aunt Kaufee (This his FAIRY GOD-MOTHER! No, really she is! And a family friend too.)
Thank you for Kyle and Brooke and Aunt Lori and Uncle Randy.
Thank you for Aunt KiKi and Uncle Jon-Michael.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
Good night Mommy, I love you.
And when I wake up in the morning, I'm gonna come to your bed.
Okay Mommy?

I must say, I am so proud of the little boy he has become. Even now His heart for God is unbelievable. I know that God adores hearing Josiah's prayers. If you aren't praying with your kids every single night, start now! We have done this with our kids since they were born. You may not think they get it, but they do. It will truly minister to you when you hear how thankful they are for life and all the people in it. Tonight as I rest my head on my pillow, I feel my prayer should be much like Josiah's, a prayer of thankfulness.


Sarah H. said...

that was beautiful

God Bless you and your entire family.

Karen Pierce said...

There is nothing more precious than hearing Josiah say my name, MiMi, to Jesus. I know God hears him and I believe God blesses me because Josiah asks Him to.

I promise to pray with your children every night I have them.

We will even remember to pray for you, Mommy and Daddy.

I love you.


Kelly Ann said...

I loved this post!! Praying with our kiddos is SO important!! Trey doesn't always pray out loud, but Alf and I pray with him each night. I ask him what he wants to talk to Jesus about and how he responds usually boggles my mind. Our boys are small, but very observant and sensitive to the world around them. God has an awesome plan for them both!!

I love you!

Christy said...

I can't wait to experience these times! It may sound silly to some but while Jeremy and I do not have children yet we already pray for them, that they love the Lord and serve him, that they are saved at an early age and so forth.. prayer time with family is precious!

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kauffee said...

awwwwww. i am so blessed to have Josiah love me.

Laura said...

How precious!!! That's sooooo sweet that little Josiah prays for my family! He's a living doll!

I love hearing my babies pray. There's nothing more special than hearing your child talk to the Lord! Of course Brooke is very dramatic (she prays for our broken window and for anything else that will's so sweet) and Brandon is just thankful. We can learn a lot from our children!