Being a Christian in today's world is very hard. But do not let that scare you, anything worthwhile is worth working for. Being a Christian can be hard but it can also be fun. That is my objective, through my own stories, stories of my friends and a lot of plagiarism (Just kidding, only a little plagiarism.), I am going to show that you can be a Christian and still have fun!

the most wasted of all days is one without
laughter - e e cummings

Thursday, June 01, 2006

  Kids and prayers.

I love reading things that little kids say, you never know what is going to come out of their mouths. My buddy Dave sent this to me today and I thought I would share it with you. These are comments about prayers. I love the first one. Enjoy!

The preachers 5 year-old daughter noticed that her father always paused and bowed his head, for a moment, before starting his sermon. One day, she asked him why." Well, Honey," he began, proud that his daughter was so observant of his messages, "I'm asking the Lord to help me preach a good sermon." "How come He doesn't do it?" she asked.________________________________

A rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, "So your mother says your prayers for you each night? Very commendable. What does she say?" The little boy replied, "Thank God he's in bed!"____________________________________

Our son had only heard his grandfather pray at Thanksgiving, Easter, and other special occasions; when he, typically, said a long prayer over the food. One night, after a fun camp-out and fishing trip, grandfather (to our son's surprise) asked for a very brief blessing on the food. With a gleam in his eye, our son grinned at his grandfather and said, "You don't pray so long when you're hungry, do you Grandpa?"_____________________________________

During the minister's prayer, one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Gary's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence and, after church, asked, "Gary, whatever made you do such a thing?" Gary answered, soberly, "I asked God to teach me to whistle, and He just then did!"___________________________________

A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. "Yes sir," the boy replied."And, do you always say them in the morning, too?" the pastor asked."No sir," the boy replied. "I ain't scared in the daytime." ______________________________________

One particular four-year old prayed, "And forgive us our 'trash baskets' as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets." _____________________________________

When my daughter, Kelli, was 3, she and my son, Jay,would say their nightly prayers, together. As most children do, we have to bless every family member, every friend, and every animal (current and past). For several weeks, after we had finished the nightly prayer, Kelli would say, "And all girls." As this soon became part of her nightly routine, to include this at the end, my curiosity got the best of me and I asked her, "Kelli, why do you always add the part about all girls?" Her response, "Because we always finish our prayers by saying 'All Men'!" __________________________________-

Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away."Johnny wait until we say our prayer." "I don't have to," The boy replied. "Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer, before eating, at our house." "Sure, at our house," Johnny explained. "But this is grandma's house and she knows how to cook!"

Have a great day!
Joe B

Kids and prayers.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger Jason said...

I love that sign. I'm printing it out and putting in my cube at work :)


At 12:59 PM, Blogger Bar Bar A said...


So good to see ya, Joe B!

At 5:26 PM, Blogger whaaaat! said...

These are great! I was esp. crackin' up at the answered whistle prayer. Also, we can sure relate to thanking God the kids are in bed. Usually the prayers of our kids are more heart-felt and sincere than ours and often humorous.

At 6:21 PM, Blogger Crazy Dan said...

I could use any help that you might be able to provide brother Fuzz has a problem and we are holding an intervention for him any help would be tremendous. I know that you visit his blog at times and I hope with the help of friends we can get him the treatment he needs. Your prayers and sentiments would be a huge help.

At 9:06 PM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

These are priceless! Kids are so innocent and honest. I just love it.

At 4:05 PM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

lol I love that sign as well.

and the kids... they are so precious.

Thanks for sharing

At 7:38 PM, Blogger Tom said...

haha loved all of these ... probably "Grandma knows how to cook" would be my fave... cool post

At 8:35 PM, Blogger *~Tey~* said...

kids are so cute. The things that come out of there mouth can sometimes shock you, but they can also bless you and make you laugh. God Bless!


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