Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Prayers for Daddy

We have been praying for Brandon every night when the boys go to bed.  While Aidan's prayers remain indecipherable to everyone but God, Dane has had some pretty cute ones.  We have prayed every night, but these are the only ones I have remembered to write down: 

Dear God, please help my Daddy talk about God good in Thailand.  Please help everybody to have enough food and mommies and daddies.  And for them to listen to their mommies and daddies.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Dear God, please help my Daddy to talk good about God and (whispering) not about POOP.  I whispered it so God wouldn't hear it.

Do Over:
Dear God, please help my daddy to talk about God to all the people in Thailand, and to be safe and talk good about God and you Jesus.  That was good.  I said safe.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Dear God.  There is a king in Thailand.  Please help Daddy to listen to the king.  In Jesus name we pray, Amen.  (This led to a discussion about how God is King over everyone.  This was very confusing to Dane, he thought that Jesus was the king in Thailand that Brandon was referring to when he called us the other day.)

Dear God.  Help Daddy be good.  And safe.  And have courage in Thailand.  Help him to talk about you God to the people and be good.  Amen.

Dear God.  Please give Daddy patience.  And help him to have courage.  Help Daddy to talk good about you to the people in Thailand.  And help him give food and toys to everyone.  Amen.

Dear God.  Help Daddy be good and safe.  What else?  Oh, and help him to give food to everyone and tell all the people about you, God.  And help Daddy to always chase after you.  Amen.

2 more days till Brandon is here!  The countdown is on!  Thank you to all of you who have been praying for this trip and who have helped out so much with me and the boys over the last several weeks.  I cannot tell you how grateful I am.  Hopefully the next post will have Thailand pictures! 


Adrienne said...

What sweet boys with BIG HEARTS!

I am SO impressed that Dane prays using words like "patience," "courage" and "chase after You." That is awesome, Mandy! I love that you and Brandon are raising such spiritually-minded little guys.

Love y'all!

Jana said...

You and Brandon are doing such a wonderful job teaching your boys about Christ! I loved reading Dane's prayers...they were so precious!We will continue to pray God brings Brandon home safely to you. Love you guys!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

"And help Daddy to always chase after you."

Amen and amen!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Mandy your comment on the side hug cracked me up. I had no idea that this was a "ploy" for Christian guys until I got married and my husband clued me in. They used to make fun of an entire Christian fraternity when he was in college because of all the hugs those guys gave all the girls.

Cliff said...

Important question: Did the toilet ever get fixed?

Mandy said...

YES! The toilet is fixed. Exorcism successful. My friend Matthew came by with no less than 3 bags of plumbing supplies from the Lowe's and had it fixed in about 10 minutes.