Monday, April 5, 2010

Faith Like A Child

I'm a sucker for kids. Like you wouldn't believe. And because I always look at Baby Be Blessed's Give A Blessings, I always have more kids to read about.

And then I was reading this blog entry by Lori at Livin' In A Fishbowl. If you want to read about their contested adoption (and I think it would be a good idea, yes), I think she would appreciate it.

And this was what she wrote and what her son prayed for:

Dear Jesus,

Thank you for today. Thank you for this chicken and this tay-toe and this salad and this bread. Thank you that we went to the store. Thank you for me to feel better. Thank you for mommy to get better. Thank you that we go to California sometime soon. And amen.

I absolutely adore that he presents his requests as praises. I know that it's just the way his vocabulary still gets a little jumbled on account of the short three years of life. But, when he does it, it reminds me to have faith like a child. See, it seems like he just knows that God is a God of answered prayers. It's as though he's praising God in advance for what he knows he can do. It's precious. It's inspiring.

Oh much do you love that? I certainly do. And I've been taking a page from the Rock Star's book. So I've been thanking God for helping out Vashti and Rita even if it feels so far away and I've been thanking God for the people who have been blessing me and my goal to raise money for St. Baldricks. It's so funny that the people I least expect to hear from have donated to me. But isn't that what God is about? Using the thing we LEAST expected.

I hope that your faith is light today and like a child's.


  1. I love you. cant wait!!!!!!

  2. Glad he could help inspire you. :-)

  3. I love the child like prayers, and we too should take a lesson from that and thank God in advance and have faith that He will come through no matter what.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  4. OMG how beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Stopping by from SITS