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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Biscuit - "Remind Me to Pray"

The Chronicles of Biscuit:  Stories about our youngest son, Tyler, whose nickname is Biscuit.

Last Wednesday night we were headed to mid-week worship services. As we passed the elementary school, on the way to the church building, Biscuit said, "Mom, on the first day of school, in the morning, will you remind me to say a prayer?'

Biscuit was very sad at the end of school in May because he didn't want to leave his 1st grade teacher.  He wanted her to continue being his teacher and was really nervous about moving on to 2nd grade.  When he asked me to remind him to pray, my first thought was, "Does he really think it's going to be that bad? Is he really that concerned?"  But quickly, I thought, "My seven year old is wanting to be reminded to pray!  How great is that?!"  I realized that the second thought should have been my first thought.  I should have been proud of him for realizing the importance of prayer, but rather, I had concentrated on the fact that it meant he was worried and my protective momma side came out!

My response to Biscuit was, "Yes, I sure will", and then I followed with, "Don't you think it would be a good idea to pray every morning before school?".  Biscuit replied, "Oh, yes.  I will!"

I am grateful that Biscuit realizes that God can provide assurance and calm a worried mind.  I pray that Biscuit will always seek guidance and wisdom through prayer.  Of course I will remind Biscuit to pray on Thursday morning, the first day of school.  But you know what else?  This protective momma will be praying for him, too.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 
Philippians 4:6

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Teresa at Nanahood said...

How precious! I love young, tender, impressionable hearts! Sounds like you are doing a great job parenting. Blessings to you and your family.


Shonda said...

What a sweetheart. I'm just teaching my 20 month old about praying.

Lori said...

Thank you both for your comments. The hearts of children are so pure and sweet.

Have a blessed day! Lori

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