Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Prayers Of Little Children



This is one of my most read by the world blogs. It is from April 30, 2010. The young man who was not named here was Javier. 

Do you know what it's like to teach in a Christian school? Let me give you an inkling. Late this afternoon, I and several of my colleagues received this e-mail from one of our elementary school teachers:

My third grade and I have been talking and learning about the importance of praying for others. You have been chosen to be a part of our prayer week starting Monday morning. You will be prayed for each day, all week, by a particular third grade student, during our silent prayer time.
At the end of the week he/she will write you a note letting you know what a privilege it was praying for you each day. I pray your week goes well just by knowing that someone is lifting your name up to our Father in Heaven.
God Bless,
Mrs. Villarreal

WOW! Mrs. Villarreal, Jan, is the mother of my teacher's aide, Chelsey, and the wife of Odilo, our Director of Alumni Affairs. And now, she's going to have one of her third grade students pray for me everyday next week AND then have them thank me for the opportunity. What did Jesus say about little children? That the kingdom of heaven belongs to them. That we must become like them. That welcoming little children was welcoming the Savior. That things were revealed to little children that had been hidden from the wise. That the angels of little children always see the face of the Father in heaven. And one of these precious souls will be lifting my name up to Almighty God? All I can say is.....YESSS!!! It's going to be a great week!

Applicable quote of the day:
''Children are the keys of Paradise.
They alone are good and wise,
Because their thoughts,
their very lives are prayer.''
R. H. Stoddard, The Children's Prayer

God bless,
Steve
Luke 18:1
E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com

4 comments:

VKT said...

I agree! Working in a Christian school is such a blessing.

Sabine da Silva said...

That's really sweet!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

It must be very rewarding working in a Christian School and to have someone pray for you each day is indeed something to be proud of.

Enjoy your week-end.
Yvonne.

Sherry Ann said...

I thought of you today and once again visited your site to see what's going on with you. WOW, sounds you're having your best life ever! Those kids are sweet!

God bless,
Sherry Ann