Tuesday, December 15, 2009

All I want for Christmas is a few prayers

I know this is not my typical post - it is way out of the norm for me. The norm for me is the chaos that having three boys has made in my life. The norm for me is also dealing with a son who was born with a heart defect. And the norm for me is praying each night, especially for children who need it.

During our hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, what are you wishing for?  A new sweater, that bagless vaccum, a new car, diamond earrings.  Maybe you are simpler and just want a job.  I don't have anything on my list this year.  My list consists of lists for others.  Even in these tight times, I'd like to make Christmas special for my boys, but that is not something I pray for each night.  At night I pray for something different.

When you pray at night who do you think of?  Do you think of just your family or do you pray from a list?  Do you remember each and everyone, or do you remember the faces? I admit when there are times I don't remember a name, but just a face or a request for a prayer.  I know that it is okay if I say a prayer for a face, God knows who we are talking about. This Christmas, I am asking you to say an extra prayer, a special prayer for these children, because for them, the norm is they are in need of all our prayers.

Owen's Button
This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon


  1. Prayers and love are definitely going out to those who need them!!


  2. What a wonderful thing to remember during the holidays. Will definitely join you in praying for families going through trials.

    Stopping by from SITS.
    Have a blessed holiday!

  3. Prayers and love to you and all those precious babes. I don't make a list when I pray. I make a mental note to 'God' throughout the day and refer to it in my evening prayer.

  4. Stopping by from SITS...

    Stories like Jonah's (he's actually a neighbor of mine, although I didnt' know it when I first visited his mom's blog) just weigh on my heart. They've definitely changed the way I pray!


  5. I don't pray from a list...I keep a mental list in my head of those who need prayers. Of course, I always include my family but I also include others I know need prayers and/or people who have requested prayers.

    How sweet of you to ask for extra prayers for those little ones. I'll keep them in my prayers.

  6. I will definitely be praying for these cuties.

  7. While our little guy wasn't born with heart defect, we did almost lose him to heart problems when he was one month old. He was saved by the incrediable doctors and nurses at Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. My thoughts are with you, your family and every family who has to deal with health issues in their family. Merry Christmas to all.


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