Zoe has now dropped the "God our Father" prayer that she learned in church. Personally, I don't like it much because it's so generic. We allow them to sing it during meal times and then one of us prays over the meal, etc. But, now, Zoe is actually praying at meal times about anything and everything. So, I have Ace and Zoe rotating prayers so he can still sing his.
That being said, her prayers also are full of lots of substance now too and they are so sweet to listen to.
Last week, Ace got a big splinter stuck in his food and it was stuck down deep. It hurt for him to walk, so we were forced to work on it to get it out for him. He was pinned face down on the floor while I sandwiched his leg between my legs and working on the splinter. In the meantime, Mark put the other three in the bath and got everyone ready for bed. It took about 45 minutes but we go it out...after lots of screaming, tears and sweat. Zoe came in after it was all done and quietly told Ace that she was praying that the splinter would come out quickly for him. Why didn't I think of that???
I think sometimes I just jump into something without taking the time to pray and talk to God. Mark and I have slowed down a lot over the past week (mostly because I had no choice) and have been able to not just pray but talk to God a lot and about everything...like we tell the kids.
So, my advice this week...before all else fails, talk to God! He's there, He's listening, and He's in control anyway!