few words, big meaning

I thought I would share my son’s prayer the morning before we walked out the door heading to his first day at Kindergarten.  It has been a few weeks since he said this prayer, but it still lingers in my mind and on my heart.  I asked him if he would like to say a prayer for his first day at school and he said yes.  I waited for his cue to see if he wanted me to say it, but instead, he chose to lead.  It went like this:

Dear God,

Help me to make good choices at school.  I want to be good.  Help me Lord.

Amen

The prayer was straight to the point, had few words, but so meaningful.  He knew what he wanted.  He simply asked for it.  He stated his desire to be good.  He acknowledged his need for the Lord to help him.

I think a lot of us adults could learn a lesson or two in this…don’t you?

4 thoughts on “few words, big meaning

  1. lifeofaministermom

    I absolutely agree and so does the Lord!
    Matthew 6:7 (NKJV)
    And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

    Pray as you are led, but don’t make the mistake that bigger words, lengthier speeches or louder voices are somehow doing more to get yourself heard. God is so loving and faithful…He hears us clearly the first time!!

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