Reconnect One: When kids pray, we learn how to approach the Father
Reconnect One, with Carmen LaBerge:
When was the last time you listened to a child pray? It’s incredibly instructive.
Every morning I stand in the kitchen and a precious child folds his hands and says, “Dear God, thank you for this day and for this food. Thank you for my chickens and my family and my friends. I hope we all have a good day. Amen.”
Some mornings it’s more slurred than others, and some mornings additional phrases of thanksgiving or concern are raised, but the essence of the prayer remains.
When I was a child, I prayed, “God is great and God is good. Let us thank Him for our food. By His hand we all are fed, give us Lord this day, our daily bread.” From there, I proceeded my own litany of praises and concerns presented to the God whom I trusted as both great and good.
No matter your age, go today to the Father today as a child in prayer. He is great and He is good. Give Him all the praise and cast your burdens on Him, for He cares for you.