Friday, July 27, 2007

We at chez selzach are not very religious folk. I waffle on my beliefs (was raised protestant, but am not sure if I believe in a higher power), Hubby believes in God, but isn't much on church. We occasionally make references to God and Peanut's daycare is run by a baptist church, so they have bible stories and say a blessing before lunch.

Hubby and I would like to teach him a prayer to say at night, but the only ones we know make strong references to death. "Now I lay me...." It's not something we really want to teach our toddler. I doubt he has any concept of death and it's not something we're in a hurry to explain.

I came across an adorable book of blessings, prayers and poems at Hallmark. Peanut loves to "read" it (look at the pictures). Most nights he gives me his dinosaur book while he reads the other one. I read one of the prayers to him, and he was interested.

"Mommy, where God live?"

"God lives in heaven."

"God is really big."

Wow. God is everything, so I guess you could say that.

1 comment:

stefanierj said...

That is just precious! D has two prayers we read from plaques on his wall every night, and I think they're kind of cute: the first one is "Father-Mother God (we like God to be Mother AND Father in this here joint), Loving me, Guard me while I sleep (no death references! yay!), guide my little feet up to Thee." (of course, when I learned this prayer from these same plaques as a kid, I thought it was "guide my little feet up a tree" but whatever.

The other one is
Father-Mother God,
lovingly Thee I seek.
Patient, meek,
In the way Thou hast,
Be it slow or fast,
up to Thee.

Anyway, thought I'd share. And leave possibly the Longest Comment Ever. :)