When a child prays

Our little homeschooler has been appealing to God whenever we pray for a little sister. Yes, he is very specific whenever he prays. My husband and I were stunned when he prayed aloud just when his papa was to close the prayer and he said,

“God, please give me a little sister. I pray that you will let mama get pregnant with a baby girl, not a boy, right away. I will take care of her.

Bless mama, bless papa, bless Kuya Jed, bless our family. Keep us away from robbers and thieves, from rocks, burning, flood and other accidents. We love you, we pray this, in Jesus name. Amen.”

Just when I thought nothing will surprise me anymore with the handful of things our son does, it just keeps on coming and my heart is delighted. Yes, our hearts (my husband and mine) want a baby girl. But we are pretty settled with whatever it is that God wants for us. Whatever that is. When I miscarried twice (in 2006 and 2007), I kind of got a little scared to get pregnant again. But whatever His will for us, we will completely be okay with. Of course, I would so love a daughter and disciple her too in the knowledge of Christ, aside from the fact that it really should be fun to have a girl, dressing her up, just bonding with her and even later look through prom dresses when the time comes. But again, it is not for us to decide. We are totally under God’s disposal and He completely knows our hearts.

I later asked our son about his prayer and what’s with the rocks and burning, I already know what’s with the flood, because we got flooded once. The “rocks” and “burning”, he said, “when rocks and fire go together, it becomes lava.”  I’m not exactly sure what got about that little prayer our son said that night. Whatever it is going to be, may God’s will be done in our family. 🙂

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

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