Monday, July 12, 2010

Jesstine's Prayers-Thank You For Dollhouses!

Each night when we put Jesstine to bed, we have a routine. We give her a bath, brush teeth, brush hair, read a book and then say a family prayer. To make it easier for her to learn to pray, we say the same prayer each night. "Dear God, Thank you for a wonderful day! Thank you for Mommy. Thank you for Daddy. And thank you for Jesstine. Please give us a good night's sleep. In Jesus name we pray, Amen." Well, she is starting to be able to recite bits and pieces of songs and especially this prayer. On a side note, to get her to sit still during prayers at church, I tell her to use her prayer hands and I whisper things in her ear thanking God for things/people that are a part of her daily life. So tonight, this was Jesstine's prayer:

Mommy and Daddy: Dear God, Thank you for a wonderful....
Jesstine: Day.
M&D: Thank you for.....
J: Daddy (a little out of order from usual, but still works...)
M&D: Thank you for.....
J: Dollhouses.....

Stephen and I inserted laughs here. It was a convenient moment though because he noticed that he needed to put some lotion on a dry spot. So I let her continue praying for things she was thankful for.....This is what she came up with:
Me: Thank you for...
J: Ummm, (yes she actually said umm. It is something new lately that she does) bed.
Me: What else?
J: Dumpty!!!
Me: What else?
J: Geen Bankie!!!
Me: What else?
J: Ummm, Dowa!
Me: What else?
J: Boots!

At this point we started the prayer over and did it routinely! It was such a fun moment I didn't want to forget so I had to add it here! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

In Him,

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