Borrow This Child’s Prayer

I borrowed my friend’s two little boys on the first spring-like day of the year. Sun and dirt and little children pulled away the last traces of my winter self-absorption.  But when the oldest prayed on his lunch, his words placed something else in me:

“Please help us understand everything so we can be good to each other.”

The child whose prayer I'm borrowing


  1. Liz
    Apr 20, 2009

    I love this. A prayer from the heart and soul of a child is heavenly.

  2. An Ordinary Mom
    May 6, 2009

    And this child’s mother is extraordinary!

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