Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Prayer of a Child

Last night as we were doing our Blessing Tree before bed, our middle daughter said, "I am blessed to learn about God". She went on to tell us that she learned at church that night that not everyone is going to get into heaven. She said we have to ask Jesus into our hearts and as Him to forgive our sins.

We finished talking about our blessings and then we went upstairs to tuck them in to bed and say our prayers. Madelyn asked if she could say the prayer. This is what she prayed.

"Dear Jesus, we ask you into our hearts. Lord, we ask you into our hearts because we believe in you. We ask you into our hearts. We ask you to forgive our sins, forgive us for all of the bad things we have done. We ask you into our hearts. Help us to have a good day tomorrow. Help me to dream about Rainbows, Butterflies and Flowers. In your name we pray. Amen."

As her mom, my heart was filled with joy as she prayed. Can you imagine how filled with joy God was in heaven? I bet He was beaming, too.

"Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14


Diana said...

That is precious. :) Emilee asked Jesus into her heart in September. :)

Beth said...

Thank you, Amy. What a precious moment to share. I just discovered your blog, and I have passed it on to my grown daughters. I loved the Thanksgiving Blessing Tree too. Blessings to you from Texas, BETH

Michelle said...

I love this. Amy, I'm going to do something similar to your tree for XMas, as Thanksgiving has already come and gone up here.

Kris said...

How wonderful! I'm beaming and crying...children are such a blessing!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

It is a precious moment when your child asks Jesus into their hearts! How lovely.
Love Collette xxxx