Friday, March 25, 2011

Jack's Prayer: An Original

I got several comments back in this post asking me to post one of Jack's original bedtime prayers.  I wasn't fortunate enough to be home for this one, but my husband told me all about it.  I was really sorry to have missed it in person.

Here's the context: Hubby was doing the bedtime routine and found some change on his dresser.  He gave it to Jack to put in his piggy bank.  Jack took the money, looked at hubby & said, "Actually, dad, I wanna put it in the poor boy box" (the Lenten rice bowl).

Impressed, hubby replied, "OK, sure, we can do that!"  So they went downstairs to the kitchen and put the money in the "poor boy box."

Afterwards, they were saying prayers and it came time for "Jack's prayer."  (He says his own original every night after the usual Catholic prayers.)  He told hubby he wanted to pray for the poor boys. Hubby told him that was a great idea, since they had just put money in the box for them.

Jack proceeded to pray something like this, "Dear God. Please give the poor boys money so we don't have to keep wasting ours." 

Hmmm... I guess we have to work on the meaning of the rice bowl.


  1. That is so cute Nicole! He's so mature in wanting to give his money, and still so innocent for wanting to keep it! So cute. Share some more!

  2. Feeling some "giver's remorse" was he? What a cutie!!!

  3. Haha! Oh, that’s too cute! Just precious!

    I hope you don’t mind me clogging your comments with this because it's not a prayer story, but it was in a "Quick Cooking" magazine years ago and I kept it because it made me laugh so hard. The writer/mother was making lasagna for dinner and her little son came in all excited and said, “Lasagna is my favorite song at church!” Mom is obviously confused and asks him to sing it for her. “Lasagna in the highest! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Lasagna in the highest!”

  4. Oh, how I love the faith of children!

    Clare asked where God and Mary were the other night, and I patted her 3 year-old chest and said, "They're always right here with you." To which she replied, "They're in my stomach? Are they eating my food? I thought something felt funny in there!"

  5. I am laughing so hard right now!!!!

  6. Awesome!! I can't wait To meet him this summer!

  7. That was just too funny. I bet he makes your heart melt!

  8. HILARIOUS!!! Ryan and I are both cracking up!!! haha...what a cute kid. :) I hope I get to meet him this summer too!