For me… ’twas closing the day in prayer with the boys.
And Matthew (my 8yo and our oldest) asked if he could pray as well, so I invited him to do so.
It went something like this.
Dear God… thank you for this day.
Thank you that Daddy could be blessed by the gifts we made him [they all made sweet father’s day notes, some made several!]
I pray that you would help us be smarter…
[pauses, searching for the right words]
… and more intelligent…
[I’m chuckling inside]
… and most importantly, that we would be wiser.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Nothing could’ve made me happier than to hear this self-initiated prayer, especially as a Dad who’s been reading through Proverbs with the children daily and exhorting them to pursue wisdom and not folly.
That made a happy Father’s day for this dad! May the Lord indeed answer this prayer in spades!
P.S. Here a couple snaps of some of the notes my children drew for me: