This is a collection of short stories about children and prayers.
Children are wonderful when it comes to interpreting things, and so often they interpret them differently to adults, and they more often than not speak their minds.
I hope you enjoy them.
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!”
UNTIMELY ANSWERED PRAYER
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!”
TIME TO PRAY
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.”
My wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to our six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?”
“I wouldn’t know what to say,” she replied.
“Just say what you hear Mommy say,” my wife said.
Our daughter bowed her head and said, “Dear Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”
BEWARE OF TRASH
One particular four-year old prayed, “And forgive us our ‘trash baskets’ as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”
SAY A PRAYER
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.”
“That’s our house,” Johnny explained. “But this is Grandma’s house and she knows how to cook!”
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