Each night, Evie and I say a prayer before bed. We pray the standard Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, and then add petitions for a friend who has had less than five good nights of rest in the past 16 months, for a baby suffering from seizures, that my two godsons grow in God's love.
Afterward, Evie excitedly demands "Let's bless people!" and we ask for God's blessings on those we love. We pray for every single person we know - our family, our friends, our neighbors, the children from music class, and lots of dogs.
But last night was special. In addition to the long and ever-growing list, she added a couple more:
"God, please bless the people at McDonalds."
"God, please bless Randy from American Idol and Paula from American Idol."
So, if you're in need of God's blessings, please let me know. We'll add you to the list.
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