Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Kind of Prayer

Jon pretty much always does the bedtime tuck in with JD at nighttime. And they have their routine down!

First, they find JD's two blue blankets, blue bear and yellow bear to tuck in with him. Then he puts his water on a stool next to the bed.

Then, JD says "Thank You Jesus for...(insert all of the names, items etc that he wants to express his gratitude for on that day).

Next, Daddy has to repeat the "Thank You Jesus" prayer that JD just said.

Finally, Daddy says this prayer that is a tradition in his family from Numbers 6:24-26 in the Bible:

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

JD has started to repeat this prayer with Daddy now. And last night, JD added a little something extra at the very end...

when Daddy said "and give you peace," JD added "and give me a piece of pizza!"

That's my boy!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Haha!!! I love it! Daniel and I are both laughing! (and when I read it out loud to Daniel, Kenna added several amens of her own)

The Bradley Fam said...

Ha Ha!! That is hysterical!!! I know that made God smile.

Ouida said...

I'm glad to hear Jon is carrying on the tradition! I'll have to tell Gerry. That prayer has come in handy many times. Some are powerful memories.