You talk about melting a Nana's heart????? Well this picture did just that. My daughter snapped this of our youngest grandbaby, age 3 at Vacation Bible Study. My heart just gets all in a mess when I look at this picture. I can't help but wonder....what was she praying for? What words came out of her little mouth? What seemed to be her thoughts? But the fact remains....She was praying!
Some people I am sure would say, "SHE IS ONLY THREE! What does she know? Now they have not said that to me personally as that would probably not be the wisest thing to say to a Middle Aged, Menopausal Nana that could go WACK ON CRACK on you QUICK like about one of the grands! My children can defend for themselves...MY GRANDS? A whole another story! LOL!
The fact remains....SHE WAS PRAYING!
You see, not only has she been taught in Nursery, Sunday School, in Children's Church, and at her grandparent's home to pray....but she has been taught at HOME! May that never change Lord Jesus!
Her little words may simply consist of "thank you for the food, or a mere AMEN, but whatever those words are they are sweet to our Lord and He understands every single word that comes out of her mouth. SHE PRAYS....
To teach a child, even the youngest child, to pray is simple and easy. Just teach them to simply TALK to God. In turn they are being taught about a God that loves them more than anything. You're teaching them that Jesus is the One and Only Ultimate Being.
Teaching even the youngest child to pray is teaching them about Jesus!
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 ESV
And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Hugs and blessings,