Our sneaky little daughter kept thinking up different ways to stay awake last night. From bathroom visits to scary dreams, we kept taking her back to her room. The last time I took her back and tucked her in, she looked into my eyes and said, “But Mommy, you forgot to pray.”
The lesson in humility is not always so fun when your kids don’t behave as they should in public. And the lesson on selflessness that is learned during marriage is difficult when we want our own way.
But I love that my three year old can give me a lesson on prayer. I love that she wants to pray before she falls asleep. I love that she closes her eyes tight in concentration. I love that even though prayer is so difficult to understand by many scholars and theologians, it comes naturally and easily to a child.
Corrie Ten Boom has a beautiful and convicting quote on prayer:
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.”
My goal today is to remember the power of prayer.
1 Chronicles 16 vs 11
“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”