About the time we started attending daily Mass, Jane started asking to pray for various people or things before saying the meal prayer. As I started to lead the meal prayer at lunch yesterday, she interrupted me.
"Mama? Can we pray for Jesus?"
"Of course," I said. "What would you like to say?"
She thought for a few seconds. "OK. Dear Jesus, thank you for heaven."
"Oh, Janie, that is a beautiful prayer! Is there anything else you'd like to say?"
She closed her eyes to think about it. Her eyes popped open. "Yes! Thank you for dying on the cross to save us. I am sorry you got all of those ouchies. I will kiss them to make them feel better. I will get you a band-aid. Amen!"
|Jane and "The Child Jesus" statue in our parish courtyard|