Thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Mimi, PawPaw, Pop, Bee Bee, my aunts, my uncles, my cousins, my friends, my teachers (all listed by name, by the way), the forks, the knives, our dogs, the plates, our food..."
and on and on and on.
But we loved it and let him thank God for everything--which is what we should all be doing more often anyway.
Well, one day the kid wised up and realized that the longer he prays, the longer he has to wait to eat.
So his prayers became more like this,
Thank you for the food. Please help the sick. In Jesus' name, Amen."
After a few weeks of trying to teach him how to be more specific in prayers, Jeremy came up with a brilliant idea.
"Why don't we get something to write our prayer concerns on? Like a whiteboard, or something, so we all can remember to pray often and specifically for those who have needs."
So, I made my own picture frame whiteboard that I'd been seeing all over the place.
I'm sure you've seen them, too. I just really like how this one is specific for our family's prayer list.
I embroidered a little bunting and hot-glued it across the glass in the frame. I also used some cute lined paper that I had on hand for behind the glass.
You know what?
I find myself praying more often for those we needed to pray for anyway.
Like, um, myself...
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