This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

When We Pray at Night

When we pray as a family at night before the boys go to bed we all have our personal thanks and petitions to add. The boys also have a Scripture verse that they say each night. They've said these verses for maybe six years now. I think they "get" it.

Roo, "As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15."

Boo, "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You, O LORD, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8."

Yup. That about covers it.

6 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Amen and Amen. Well said sweet sister!

Michelle M. said...

What a beautiful way to end the night. I will remember that for a year or two from now. For the time being, with our son, we are praying the Lord's prayer and then we let him "thank Jesus" and he offers thanks for those who he loves and special things that happened that day. He loves doing prayers before bed, but we can't get him to join us for morning prayers. However, a little girl LOVES praying with us in the morning. She just lets me hold her and she listens in. I love that she is just absorbing it all.

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That's wondeful! Many of our prayer teaching attempts get misunderstood. In a very funny ways, but still...

Renee said...

What a beautiful practice and you all have chosen wonderful versus!

Margaret Cloud said...

Prayer is always good and especially when the family does it together.

Kim said...

This is beautiful Julie. I wish we had done something like that with my kids! Very beautiful verses too. Thanks so much for sharing.
*smiles*
Kim