I’ve been meaning to write you about your prayer times because there had been a lot of instances that you amazed me with your prayers, the ones that you say on your own… Here’s one that’s very fresh that you uttered before you slept this evening (Dec. 2, 2009):
Dear God our Father,
Thank you for blessing our friends and family.
Thank you for our ROCKING CHAIR.
Thank you that tomorrow I can go to school and make my… (you paused and asked me – Mama, what will we make tomorrow in my science class, I forgot – so I had to remind you that you’ll make a clay dough) … my clay dough.
Thank you for blessing others.
In Jesus name, Amen.
I won’t and can’t enumerate everything but just to give you an idea of what you prayed for as a 4 year old boy, read on :)
… for Jose Rizal and Ninoy Aquino – that God will bring them back to life so you can see them fly… Well, you thought they’re super heroes so I had a hard time explaining that they’re not!
… for Your papa’s gout to go away and your tita Celyn’s cancer to go away as your prayer before MEALTIME!
… for the poor family that once slept outside Wilmar’s gate – that God will give them bed so they can sleep on a nice bed, that God will give them soap so they can take a bath and food so they will not be hungry.
As part of our bedtime prayer, we pray for our family, friends and our country. But sometimes you’d say something like - Mama, let’s not pray for Philippines tonight, I want only China. Or it’s like this – Mama, I don’t want to pray for places, only people. Other times it’s – Mama, I will only pray a very short prayer because I’m sleepy.
Many times we start our prayer time with these lines:
Thank you for our wonderful day, Thank you for guiding us today
Be with us Lord as we sleep tonight, Grant us sweetdreams so we can sleep tight.
God Bless Papa, Mama, EJ and Meimei. God Bless the Lo and the Boyero families. God Bless those we love and those who love us.
God Bless China and the Philippines…
Then go on with our other prayer items like praying for a sick family member to be healed, for God to take care of papa, etc.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
But there was one night I cried after we prayed… It was when you had your accident then you asked me while we were praying - Mama, where will God get His healing power? I asked you why are you asking and you told me – Because I want Him to heal me now, my wound is very painful. I just hugged you and told you to sleep and when you wake up, the pain will go away already because God will take it away. Then you said, OK. The next day when you woke up you told me that it was only baby painful because God already healed you!
I pray that as you grow, your knowledge of our God will also grow because as long as you “know” God and have that relationship with Him, no matter what comes your way, you’ll remain standing. His love will see you through.
God Bless you son and I am looking forward to more “CUTE” but effective prayer times with you.
Lastly, I’m sure you made God smile when you thanked Him for the rocking chair!
I love you.