Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Prayer of a Child

Sometimes this little guy brings such a smile
to my face, and I want to write about one he
brought the other day!

So this post is about prayer. The most important
thing is the position of our heart. God hears us
no matter what physical position we are in, whether
we are on our knees, sitting in a chair, standing
or even face down on the ground. But I want to ask
you- have you ever prayed face down before? I must say
that I had never prayed this way until about a year
and a half ago and there really is something powerful
about taking the most humble position there is before
God. I'm doing a Beth Moore Bible study and she
asks us to get face down before God every day, even if
it's just for a few minutes. Because I am doing it
more regularly now, I thought I'd have my kids join
me and we started one day on our faces together in
That night, Luke (2), said, "I want to pray." I
said, "OK" and next thing I know he's face down, on
the ground praying to God and thanking Him for the
bath and for the ice cream he had that night and many
other things I couldn't understand. At one point I'm
pretty sure I also heard, "8, 9, 10, ready or not, here
I come." But then he kept going until he said, "Amen".

It was the cutest thing ever! I realized how much our
kids really do "catch" from us, so I want to make sure
I'm throwing them some really good stuff to catch!

I had to take pictures since he did this on his own.

If you have never prayed this way, try it! It is such a
reminder of who God is and how blessed we are to be able
to boldly approach His throne like the Bible talks about.
Like Beth Moore says, in God's economy, the way up is
down! Here are a couple verses of the way the people in
the Bible worshipped God.

2 Chronicles 20:18
"Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground,
and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell
down in worship before the Lord."

1 Kings 18:39
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate
and cried, "The Lord--he is God! The Lord--he is God!"

1 Chronicles 29:20
"Then David said to the whole assembly, "Praise the
Lord your God." So they all praised the Lord, the God
of their fathers; they bowed low and fell prostrate
before the Lord and the king."


  1. This is so precious, Leah...I am crying right now.

  2. So stinkin' cute!! :) I love that you "caught him in the act!"