Sunday, July 26, 2009

Benjamin's Trying to Figure out Praying

We pray multiple times a day--over meals, at bedtimes, when we lose things or are sad or whenever we just want to connect with God. It's part of our culture--Mormons are a praying people.

So Benji, age 2, knows we're doing "amens" and is trying to figure it all out. The other day he got all excited and said he wanted to say the prayer at the dinner table. Being Benji, he had to do it himself. And he said a fairly decent prayer that was mostly understandable (he's starting to phase out the jibberish-laced "Benjamese" in favor of real English).

Normally, prayers end, "in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." To Benji, that was nonsense, so his little brain figured out what we were really saying.

He ended his dinner prayer, "And bless that Jesus doesn't cries. Amen."

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