A mother was teaching her 3-year-old the Lord's
prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother.
One night she said she was ready to solo. The mother listened with pride as
she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer. "Lead
us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some e-mail, Amen."
A woman invited some people over for dinner. At the
table she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to
say the blessing?" The girl replied, "I wouldn't know what to say." "Just
say what you heard Mommy say," the mother answered. The daughter bowed her
head and said, "Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?
A 5 year old boy was sitting down to eat when his
mother asked him to pray for his meal. He replied, "Mom we don't have to. We
prayed over this last night." His mother had prepared leftovers from the day
A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks
before Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in
expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming
them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister,
Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God
for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad,
the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip. Then he
paused, and everyone waited--and waited. After a long silence, the young
fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli,
won't he know that I'm lying?"
A daddy was listening to his child say his prayer
"Dear Harold," At this, dad interrupted and said, "Wait a minute, "How come
you called God, Harold? The little boy looked up and said, "That's what they
call Him in church. You know the prayer we say, "Our Father, who art in
Heaven, Harold be Thy name."
One night Mike's parents overheard this prayer.
"Now I lay me down to rest, and hope to pass tomorrow's test, if I should
die before I wake, that's one less test I have to take."
A five-year-old said grace at family dinner one
night. "Dear God, thank you for these pancakes." When he concluded, his
parents asked him why he thanked God for pancakes when they were having
chicken. He smiled and said, "I thought I'd see if He was paying attention
A little boy's prayer: "Dear God, please take care
of my daddy and my mommy and my sister and my brother and my doggy and me.
Oh, please take care of yourself, God. If anything happens to you, we're
gonna be in a big mess."
Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his
room. After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he had thought
it over and then said a prayer. "Fine," said the pleased mother. "If you ask
God to help you not misbehave, He will help you." "Oh, I didn't ask Him to
help me not misbehave," said Johnny. I asked Him to help you put up with
A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if You
can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good
time like I am!"
A little boy was saying his bedtime prayers with
his mother: "Lord, bless Mommy and Daddy, and God, GIVE ME A NEW BICYCLE!!!"
Mom: "God's not deaf, son." Boy: "I know, Mom, but Grandma's in the next
room, and she's hard of hearing!
Little Johnny was softly saying his night prayers
kneeling down, and his mother was beside him. "Say your prayers louder,
darling, I can't hear you," Said Little Johnny's mother. "But I'm not
talking to you" was the instant reply.
One Sunday in a Midwest city a young child was
"acting up" during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to
maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally
the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on
his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer the little one
called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"
And this particular four-year-old prayed: "And
forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our