Saturday, July 12, 2008

Dinner Prayers

Since Evie has been eating solid food, we have had family dinners. We gather around the table, every single night, and have dinner together. Before we eat, we pray.

Come, Lord Jesus,
Be our guest.
Let these gifts
To us be blessed.

Evie has be oblivious to the prayer until recently. In the past few weeks, she's really taken an interest. Now she bows her head, folds her hands, flutters her eyes, and mumbles her own version while we pray. After we finish, she says "More!" She will pray and pray and pray until I finally tell her "All done! No more prayers!"

The funniest thing is asking Evie to close her eyes when we pray. She closes them, barely, and tilts her head to take a peek! She absolutely thinks she's fooling us! And I love that she prays out loud, too. I can't understand the baby talk, but she thinks she is participating, and that's what is important anyway.

I am so happy she prays with us. This is the start of something good!

2 comments:

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Amen...that is absolutely the start of something good! I almost cried the first time mine closed her eyes and acted like she was praying. So, so sweet.

Shari Baby said...

i love that!!!