Tim and I have been having the boys pray to ask God for forgiveness after sinning. The other day Joseph prayed a perfect prayer. I mean, perfect. The address, the body, the closing, all perfect.
But today was another story.
He lied about having washed his hands with soap, so I sent him to his bed. Then a bit later I went in to reinforce (again times 50) that we do NOT lie and that God hates a lying tongue. We talked about how he needed to pray, and so he starts out:
Dear God, I did it again!
Dear Jesus, I did it again!
Dear Lord, I not obey my parents today!
Help me obey tomorrow.
I don't think this is going anywhere good with three people he's praying too, so I insert:
Please forgive me. (He repeats it.)
In Jesus' Name, Amen. (And he's done.)
I think Tim and I ought to stick with one method of address. :)