Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Lord's Prayer

There are a handful of Scriptures that every child should memorize--the Lord's Prayer and Psalm 23 are two of them. I gave quite a bit of thought to how we could memorize something as a family and realized that we are all together three times a day at meal time. The children each pray--the same--rote memory prayer which is usually done is a "less-than-holy" manner. A couple weeks ago after their meal prayer I started saying the first sentence of the Lord's Prayer--"Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name." By the third meal they were saying it with me and we were on our way. A couple meals later they wanted to know the next line. We have progressed to the end of the Lord's Prayer now. Aliza, Josiah and Anna have it completely memorized. Usually we all say it and then at least one and sometimes three little people want to say it by themselves. It is particularly cute to hear a 4 year old try to get their mouth around some of those old King James words. (A few passages, like the Lord's Prayer, just must be memorized in King James.) My heart thrills to hear our 5 voices blend together at each meal as we recite the Lord's Prayer together.

1 comment:

Karen said...

This is heart warming!