Friday, March 8, 2013

Children’s Prayers

In 1993, Christian was eight years old and Seth was three. Christian had been coming to Tom asking how a person becomes a Christian. He also came to me to ask that question. We each answered him and showed him some Bible verses.

It was Tom’s habit to tuck our kids in every night. They wouldn’t go to sleep until their dad tucked them in snug and tight. They loved this nightly tradition.

One evening as Tom neared the boy’s bedroom, he heard Christian mumbling something. When he got closer, he realized Christian was praying. He stopped to listen: “Dear God, I want to be a Christian, and I want to be saved. Please come into my heart.” Little Seth was listening from the lower bunk and wanted to join in, so he prayed, “Dear Lord, thank You for the food.”