Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sweet prayers.


I am so thankful for the faith and steadfastness that I see everyday in my little boys. They continually pray for Matthew. Every morning, mealtime, and evening, whoever is praying asks that Matt can 'feel better' and that his tumor can go away. Last night Will was offering the prayer and he asked that Matt could feel better. Then he went on to ask, in the sweetest and most humble little voice, if Heavenly Father could help Matt's tumor to shrink and asked that, "it might shrink and shrink and get so tiny that it is just gone." That is what we all hope for, stated so eloquently by my barely 7 year old. I believe that the faith of my children is necessary for me to maintain my faith. They teach me lessons everyday. I love them all so much!

8 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm sure the boys' prayers are doing more than everyone else's combined. Very sweet.

Christina said...

So sweet!

Jacqui said...

I finally made it on to check out your blog...you are an amazing family. I had the opportunity to go to the 'Time Out for Women' this weekend and one of the speakers was talking about prayer. She basically said that if we only realized how important our single prayers were...we would realize how strong we were...and it doesn't take 2000 (that's how many of us there were) prayers to reach our Heavenly Father. Every prayer counts. As we get older, sometimes I think we take for granted or think our prayers won't make much difference. I LOVE to hear little ones pray. They are SO sincere, and I know, closer to God than we sometimes think.

MoziEsmé said...

Sweet. In spiritual terms, they are wiser than we usually give them credit for.

Jessie said...

So, so sweet - and the picture matches the story well. I love how connected kids are to spiritual things.

[Somebody Loved] said...

kids have a special way of tugging at my heart strings...
ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

belmomma said...

you guys are amazing! And what a sweet picture of your little man!

Ker-Dog and the gang said...

Hi Allison, I stumbled upon your blog (Jacqui's blog) and was so happy to be able to catch up. I have often thought of you and your family since we ran into each other in Old Navy. You guys are amazing.