Monday, June 4, 2012
A Child's Prayer
A few weeks ago while tending Mauri I witnessed the sweetest demonstration of childlike faith. After doing something that she knew wasn't right, she promptly knelt down to say a prayer for help. Her sweet and simple prayer touched my heart.
"Dear Heavenly Father, up in Heaven, I made a (mis) stake. I made a big stake. I wasn't very nice. I'm so sorry. Please Heavenly Father and Jesus, up in Heaven, please help me to be nice..." and she continued on to close her prayer.
With a child's faith she quickly apologized and happily moved on with her day. She knew that praying for help would make her feel better. She understood and applied the deepest gospel truths with sweet sincertiy.
I've been pondering on that little prayer for some time now. I've even borrowed it a few times. It says everything so perfectly and simply. We all make "stakes" sometimes. Heaven knows I sure make plenty of them. The trick is learning to humbly ask for help, make things right, and than move forward... I sure am blessed to have such good little examples in my life.
Posted by Lynley Jill at 11:26 AM