Saturday, November 20, 2010

A 4-year-old's Christmas prayer

Today we have been cleaning house and talking about getting our home ready for Christmas.  We read a story and talked about Jesus' birth and about Mary and "Joefoss" (courtesy of Cohen).  Since I mentioned Christmas, Cora has been saying "Let's get our Christmas tree out and put it up."  I explained to her that we needed to wait for Daddy because Christmas time is special to him, too.  I didn't see what was coming next.  Cora said "Mommy, did you know some children don't have homes to celebrate Christmas in?  Isn't that sad?  We need to pray that Jesus will give them a family that they can celebrate Christmas with and a home to put up a Christmas tree."  
"Cora, that sounds like a good idea.  Why don't you pray for them?"
So, she bowed her head and said "Dear Jesus, please help the little children who don't have homes to get a home and a mommy and daddy to love them.  And help them to celebrate Christmas.  And help them to be respectful and help them put up a Christmas tree.  In Jesus name I pray Amen."