We started teaching the boys to pray when they were very young. We taught them to say the blessing over meals and at night before bed…..& sometimes in the morning….”Help me to be a good boy and not make mama’s hair turn any whiter.”
When Tim, Matt and Pete said the blessings before meals, their prayers were short & sweet. By age 3, Sam could present the Gospel in a matter of 45 seconds.
One early summer evening I was getting ready to put dinner on the table. Just a simple meal, grilled chicken, salad for some of us, baked bread, fresh green peas and a bowl of fruit. We all sat down, my husband asked Sam to say the blessing. Upon seeing what we were having for dinner, Sam prayed, ” Heavenly Father thank you for the food you set before us, thank you for the ‘bessings’ of the day….help our bodies ‘gghrow’….and please help the pizza man to get here soon!”
Tim choked back the laughter, Matthew had to get up from the table and Pete…he nearly shot the mouthful of food he snuck during prayer, across the table. Kids…..you can’t make this stuff up!