“Dear God, Thank You for the wonderful day we had with Ah Ma and Ah Kong today. I had so much fun!” (after a short visit from Ah Ma and Ah Kong from Ipoh)
“Dear God, can You please tell me the names of all the people on the earth?” (pauses for a moment) “Errr…not so fast God…God, can You please speak slower so that I can hear You?”
“Dear God, please make me grow up faster so that I can drive a car just like Mommy and Daddy.”
“Dear God, please let Daddy buy Hannah her Barney mattress as soon as possible.”
These are some of the little conversations Ethan has been having with God. I told him that he could tell or ask God anything at all. We started out by saying short goodnight prayers taken from a little prayer book, and then sometimes, I would say a short prayer in my own words and the kids would say “Amen” at the end.
Nowadays, sometimes Ethan would also volunteer to say these short prayers in his own words. I am pleased and proud of his newfound confidence and look forward to nurturing him in God’s way every day.