|Anna's daily goes to the Prayer Wall |
and asks to "pway" for someone.
One idea I did have and actually followed through with was our prayer wall. I printed pictures off of all the cherished people in our lives and put them on a wall in our kitchen (and just so you know, if I didn't have a picture in our library I creeped it from facebook) Now me being me, intended to have it serve as a reminder to pray for someone everytime I passed it. But me being me, made it a invisible fixture in my life and completely forgot to do that after a couple of passes. Something I am learning though is that children do not forget, at least my daughter doesn't. One day I caught her picking the ticky tack off one of the pictures and I explained to her why that was wrong because we wanted those pictures to stay up there so we could pray for people. I got her to point to a couple of the pictures and I said quick and to the point prayers for them. Since then it has become a must-do everyday. After breakfast, Anna will get her stool and go over to the Prayer Wall and started talking to the people in the pictures. Her demand to "pway" will slowly and determendly get louder and more persistent until I go over and pray for the people in the pictures she is pointing to. She always does about four and then her attention is elsewhere and she doesn't mention it again until the next day after breakfast. Hopefully, I am instilling a compassionate heart in my child and teaching her to be excited to talk to her Father on their behalf. If anything I am learning that myself.