Monday, February 18, 2008

God is Great, God is Good...

Shouldn't all prayers start with these words?

God is great, God is good.
Thank you for Alex.
Thank you for learning.
Thank you for playing.

Lily uttered this, her first real prayer, and I melted...then cried.

She has said the prayer before meals for quite some time...she may think "God is great, God is good" is how every prayer starts. And at bedtime she helps us think of people to pray for, but to my knowledge this was her first prayer.

We had just finished a little activity that church sent home that involved a Compassion child that her class has adopted. They sent home an inflatable globe along with a picture of Alex. We marked on the globe where Lily lives and then circled Guatemala and wrote Alex's name there. After talking about Alex we decided we should pray for him...I said close your eyes and bow your head...and she interrupted saying she wanted to pray.

I don't know if it was the speed with which she said it or how tightly she had closed her little eyes or the actual words she chose, but I will never forget it.


Tricia Hoffmann said...

That is amazing and very touching. Yes, God is Good!! Missed you tonight : )

Rachelle said...

So Sweet, Circle China and have her add Lizzie to the list....Have a good day! =) Rachelle

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