Friday, October 23, 2009

Yes, sweet one, I will pray for you

Recently I was enjoying a quiet night with just the boys. Pop and Grammy were at a football game and EJ was on his way to run in a half marathon (more on that later). As I got them ready for bed I noticed that Bubba's voice was sounding pretty rough. I told him to drink lots of water and we would get out some of Grammy's medicine (honey) to help his throat feel better.

He thought that was a good idea and happily complied. Sitting up on the kitchen counter he looked at me and said, "Mom, would you pray for me and ask Father God to protect me and fix my throat?"

Be still my heart.

I called Wubba over and we all held hands. We prayed and talked to our God. We asked him to heal Bubba's throat and to protect our family.

We have so much to teach them in these early years. I have to stop in these moments and be still. We need to focus on the really important things. Like teaching our children to call on the Almighty Name of God in every situation. He is the one with all the answers. He formed these precious ones in the womb. He knows every hair on their heads. He knows the plans He has for them. He will answer them when they call.

Jeremiah 33:3 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Thank you, Father.


  1. Precious baby boy. How wonderful that he is already seeking our Father in times of distress.

  2. It is amazing how the kids are the ones who take their father and their FATHER at his word. Mine are also often the first to pray. I love those little hearts and am THANKFUL for the parents cultivating them!

  3. I so love that.

    I've had that happen with my kids, too. But most recently when my youngest, William, was really really sick with an ear infection at the beginning of the summer - so bad his eardrum ruptured. It was awful. Poor kid. With tears in his eyes he said, "Please Mom, pray for me!"


    What a privilege to be Mom to boys like this!