a childs prayer...

Monday, March 14, 2011

I was just tucking my children into bed and was praying with them when my oldest; Skye, who is 7 prayed this:

Dear God,
Thank you for the beautiful people of Japan. I am so sad about the tsunami and all of the people who were swept away. I am sad that they were not saved. I am sad for the people who got hurt and have scars. But God, thank you for their scars because that means they were not swept away and they can be saved.


I was so moved by these simple, honest, true words of a child that I HAD to share.
God, THANK YOU for our scars.



  1. Awww! Little people understand so much more than most people give them credit for. What a sweet little one you have. And very deep! What a wonderful gift! :)

    We have friends in Japan. Thankfully, they are in Aomori prefecture and really weren't affected. We still had a sad and terrifying two days before they were able to email & tell us they were ok. It's just so over-the-top horrible. Sometimes I wonder what God's plan is, but I still trust Him!

  2. That is wonderful! Sometimes, as a parent, it becomes so evident why God said our faith needs to be like that of a child. <3