Sunday, March 7, 2010

Kale can pray

At school, they say a prayer before eating lunch. Each child sits patiently with hands in lap while the teacher puts the food in front of them. When everyone has been served, she tells them to put their hands together. Eight sets of hands come together and they say a common prayer. It goes like this:

God is Great. God is Good. Let us thank Him for our food. Amen.

Kale recently started randomly picking and choosing when to say Amen when we eat dinner together. Twice, he has humbled his parents by stopping halfway through a meal and clasping his hands together to say "AMEN!".

His current version of the prayer is this: God is Great. God is Great. Amen!

A few moments ago, I put his lunch in the oven (frozen pizza, which he loves). It was quite funny that right after his non-cooking mommy put something in the oven, Kale clasped his hands and said "God is Great, God is Great, Amen!" Not sure if he was getting the prayer out of the way now so he wouldn't have to pause before eating or if he knew that its a good time to pray anytime his mommy touches an oven. Either way, he melted his mommy's heart...again.

So, Kale can pray. Its precious. Its humbing. We, as his parents, pray often. However, we also most times fail to pray before eating. Shame on us. However, I am pretty sure God sent us a precious reminder that will remind us to be thankful for our food! (and many other things in life).

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