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Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports: The Alphabet Prayer

Jan 31, 2010

The Alphabet Prayer

Yesterday afternoon during a meeting in church our Pastor shared this beautiful little story of a child in prayer and I know it touched the hearts of all of us present. This morning I tried looking the story up on Google and found a similar version...just as powerful. I pray this may bless your heart as it did mine.

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The Alphabet Prayer


Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with man. Now the story goes, a little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the bells of the church ringing. And watching the people walk along the pasture where he was, he happened to think to himself, "I would like to communicate with God! But, what can I say to God?"
He had never learned a prayer. So, on bended knee, he began to recite the alphabet....
A,B,C,D,E,F,G.........

Repeating this 'prayer' several times, a man passing by, heard the boy's voice and peaked through the bushes. He saw the young boy kneeling with folded hands, eyes closed, repeating the alphabet.

He interrupted the boy. "What are you doing, my little one?" he asked. The boy replied, "I was praying sir." The man seemed surprised and said, "But why are you reciting the alphabet?"
The boy explained, "I don't know any prayers, sir. But I want God to take care of me, and to help me care for my sheep. And so I thought, if I said all I knew, He could put the letters together into words, and He would know all that I want and should say!"

The man smiled and said, "Bless your heart, God will!" And he went on to church knowing full well that he had heard the finest sermon he could possibly hear that day.

Maybe if we thought like little children and let God put together the letters, what we should want, and what we should say, things would probably work out a lot better than we planned!!!

(Thank you Barb754 for sharing this on the Christian Forums)


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4 Comments:

At January 31, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so sweet. I love this post.

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At January 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Cindy said...

I like that!

 
At January 31, 2010 at 11:48 AM , Blogger Terri said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

 
At January 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What an amazing story about prayer!

 

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