Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Prayer for our Children - Caring and Thoughtful

Today's addition to our Easter Garden is a bowl of water and a tiny towel. Son 2 was quite interested in the contents of this miniscule bowl - we wonder if Raja will drink from it! Lord, you washed your disciples' feet - a leader, serving his followers! In our family, I pray adults and children alike will have an attitude of serving you through serving each other. Please bless our children with caring hearts, so that they not only know and use the rules of politeness, but use them out of respect and love for other people. They see and hear so many examples of caring and concern in their lives and on the news, but they see so much hatred, selfishness and materialism too. Please let them always be drawn towards the good, the loving and the bigger picture, instead of adopting the easier ways of self-interest and insularity. You are the Servant God, the King who washes feet, and in your name we pray,
Amen

1 comment:

Carolyn Phillips said...

"so that they not only know and use the rules of politeness, but use them out of respect and love for other people."
I like that. Not doing the right thing just because it is right, but also because they want to.