Every time Chance is asked to say a prayer he always begins with "Heavenly Father, Thank thee for our blessings and please help us we can do." he never says what it is he wants help doing, it's just "Please help us we can do." He's been doing this for as long as I can remember. We've never discouraged him from saying it or tried to get him to add anything to it we just smile and know that it's a "Chance thing".
So... a few nights ago After prayers Chance lied down on the floor with his blanket and I noticed that he was getting ready to drift off to sleep so I said immediately,
"Chance, get up and get your pajamas on and use the bathroom before you fall to sleep." (He falls to sleep almost every night on the floor still dressed.)
"I can't!!!" He whines, "I'm to tired and my legs ache" (He says this every time I catch him before he falls asleep)
sigh, "Chance" Says I, " Every time you pray you ask Heavenly Father to please help us do. How do you expect Him to help you "do" if you just lay there? Now get up and do!"
To my surprise he looked up at me, a look of comprehension slowly covered his face and he jumped up and went in to get his P.J.'S on.
I've been trying to find a good quote to use for one of my walls. I believe I've found the quote I want.
"Please help us we can do."
and surrounding the quote will be pictures of my children as they DO!
I'm so grateful for sweet whisperings that help us teach our children. I know that I didn't come up with that one on my own. How I pray that my children will learn to Do the will of the Lord.