Monday, January 29, 2007

The Prayers of Children

This morning on the way to ballet lessons, I hear:

Gianna: Hail Mary, full o' grace, the Lord is with Thee.......

Me: Gianna, are you saying a travelling prayer?

Gianna: No. I'm asking God to protect me of making snags in my tights!
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On a beautiful family hilltop hike overlooking the ocean on a windy afternoon:

Gianna: Stop the wind, God!

Me: What did you say? (I couldn't hear her.)

Dad: God is not going to stop the wind for you, Gianna. Just put your hood on.

Gianna: NO! Even the wind and sea obey him, Daddy!

Me & Dad: Speechless.

9 comments:

Beth Pack said...

Wow - what a beautiful faith she has! Thanks for the email Kristen - I think we're going with the Saint's spelling ;-)

Erika said...

Fantastic. I wish it was easy to have the faith of children.

Kristen Laurence said...

Funny, I think she just remembers her stories well! But I suppose it's true, she has the faith of a three year old. :)

Now I see I've only posted Gianna's charming, sweet words. There's plenty of the other variety around here, I wonder if I should post some of that.....

Blair said...

So sweet! I love the innocent prayers of children!

Jane Ramsey said...

Sweet!

Mimi said...

Bwahahahaha, I think I need to ask for the same tight protection.

Beautiful stories, you are doing a good job, Mom.

Rosemary Bogdan said...

How very, very sweet. Out of the moths of babes...

Cay G. said...

Wow! The faith of a child.

J.C. said...

These are priceless!