Jada's kid bible to listen to stories about Jesus. When it came time
for prayer, I asked Amy if she wanted to pray. Before she could
answer, Jada said, "But I want to pray." Amy and I looked at each
other and then at Jada and said, "OK, let's have Jada pray." Sure
enough, she clasped her hands and bowed her head. Here's how her
"Dear Jesus . . . (mumble, mumble, mumble) . . . Granddad and Nina . .
. (mumble, mumble, mumble) . . . Uncle Matt and Aunt Nicol . . .
(mumble, mumble, mumble) . . . (lifts head up) . . . Amen!"
In fact, this is not unlike how Amy and I pray when we pray with our
kids during bedtime, albeit with a few more family member names thrown
in. Amy and I teared up at this most precious demonstration of
childlike faith, and, as Amy put it, the beautiful thought that God
understands Jada's words and mumbles and is pleased.