Before our naps at some point during the day, I read a Bible story to William out of the Jesus Storybook Bible. If you do not have this book, then GET IT! No matter what your age is. I actually know there are some ministers that say that if you have one book on your bookshelf, then it should be this one. There is something about the simplicity of the Bible stories in this book that just give you the right perspective of the truths in the Bible that we all seem to forget all too often.
Today we read the section called “How to Pray” that was taken from the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6, and it gave the example like this of how we should pray:
We want to know you.
And be close to you.
Please show us how.
Make everything in the world right again.
And in our hearts, too.
Do what is best – just like you do in heaven,
And please do it down here, too.
Please give us everything we need today.
Forgive us for doing wrong, for hurting you.
Forgive us just as we forgive other people when they hurt us.
Rescue us! We need you.
We don’t want to keep running away and hiding from you.
Keep us safe from our enemies.
You’re strong, God.
You can do whatever you want.
You are in charge.
Now and forever and for always!
We think you’re great!
Yes we do!
Talk about a sweet, sweet prayer.
Lately my head has been super heavy, and as I have wrestled with everything that is swirling around, this was exactly the prayer that I needed to be praying. So as you keep walking in each day of your life, remember that sometimes we need to slow down and pray a simple prayer from our babies Bibles and get back to the basics. Get back to the truth.