One evening I came home from work and noticed on my bedside night table, a little picture frame with a hand written prayer enclosed.  The prayer was written by one of my daughters who was 1o years old at the time.  Her prayer is posted below:

“May the lord god give us peace in our house and to keep us safe from any danger that comes upon us. May the lord god make us and everyone around us peaceful and caring. The lord is our strength and our shelter. May we worship him with our heart and our mind.” 

When I read her prayer, I was warmed in my soul by her innocent faith in God and her transparent dependency upon the Lord. I keep her framed little prayer at my bedside to remind me of the importance of cultivating a childlike faith in my own prayer life.  It’s my hope  that her prayer will encourage others to do the same.