A Corny Prayer

It was my son’s turn to bless the meal before dinner last night. Our family of three will take turns each night.

Dear Lord,
thank you for this meal
and thank you for today…
and thank you for the corn we get to eat tonight.
In Jesus name,
Amen

His prayer made me smile. I love his simple and direct prayers of gratitude. I came across this quote after dinner.

β€œThe Christian is like the ripening corn; the riper he grows the more lowly he bends his head.” A.B. Guthrie Jr.

It reminded that God isn’t impressed with frills and eloquent words. Instead, He desires hearts and heads bowed in humble adoration for the everyday. I love how God can use my son’s thankfulness over an ear of corn to remind me that gratitude and humility go hand in hand.

You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased. (Rev 4:11)

Linking up with Jen today at Finding Heaven

17 thoughts on “A Corny Prayer

  1. pinkdaisyjane

    I love how "real" our children's prayers are, that they haven't fallen into the trap of worrying what their words sound like to others or if they are saying it "right."

    Thank you for this reminder.

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  2. Esther

    Love the honesty of your son's prayer…may my heart be so pure and simple today! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  3. Kandi

    From the mouths of babes they have such pure hearts, they are not all worried about their words or how they sound, they come to Him just as they are, so trusting that their prayers will be answered, I have to work on that.

    Belssings to you Eileen.

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  4. Jenifer

    Great prayer Sean!

    I love this post Eileen. God isn't impressed with us trying to be fancy and holier than thou. He wants us to come to Him real.

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  5. Jean Wise

    I love it when our prayers have the nitty gritty stuff of life in them. makes them real and I think God loves them too. We can learn so much from our kids, can't we? coming over from Jen's site to visit and will be back. Thanks.

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  6. My daily walk in His grace!

    Hi Eileen. I like the quotation. I read someone's blog recently that said the same sort of thing. Children's prayers are the best. It reminds me of some seminar I went on once where someone said they had a silly question to ask. the presenter said, the silly ones are the best because its really what everyone wants to ask!
    Ok, not really relevant! Lovely post
    God bless
    Tracy

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  7. Heidi

    Love the "corny" prayer Elileen and I'm so grateful that He's not looking for perfection because I'd be out! Great post, hope you've had a blessed day πŸ™‚

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  8. Amy Sullivan

    Eileen,
    I love it when my girls pray…it always seems so real and true and never out of obligation.

    ps Crazy cool corn pic, did you take?

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  9. Lisa

    Heads and hearts bowed in humble adoration, that's what God really wants from us. I love how God uses things like this to get our attention. πŸ™‚

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  10. Eileen

    Thanks all for stopping by today! I've been going all day and finally sitting down to read through all your thoughts. We can learn so much from the simplicity we see in our kids. The Lord is continually teaching me this. We adults seem to make things much more complicated than they really need to be!

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  11. Rachel @ The Lazy Christian

    One thing I try to do in my prayer life is just be myself. I don't use lofty language because I think that's what God wants to hear—I even tell him jokes! It's who he made me to be, so I figure he wants to talk to me, not some uberChristiany version of me.

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  12. Jen

    I love the line, "Instead, He desires hearts and heads bowed in humble adoration for the everyday". How true is that. Why do we think only eloquence impresses a King..where in His presence I often think we will knee bent and speechless anyway. The innocence and purity of children…somehow they "get it".
    Just became your latest follower ~ Jen

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  13. *****Shelly*****

    I love the quote you used. And our children are such a great reminder of all things…God. So many lessons, such great faith.

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