After Elijah's prayer for my back last week, I recognized an opportunity to teach him about God's power to answer our prayers. On Tuesday evening, Elijah became car sick on the way home. As I sat holding him, I offered to pray for him. He responded "No!" I then reminded him of how he'd prayed for Mommy's back and how Mommy is all better. He then changed his response to "please pray, Mommy!" Of course I did - keeping it simple as he did.
He woke up Wednesday morning feeling much better. Again, I reminded him that God had answered prayer.
Wednesday evening, he wasn't feeling well again. I offered again to pray for him, to which he responded "Nanny already prayed for me." I assurred him Jesus answers Nanny's prayers too. He fell asleep within minutes but when he woke up, was feeling much better.
While I don't want him getting the idea that God always instantly answers prayer, I do want to seize the opportunity to teach him of the importance and the power in prayer. I would love suggestions on how anyone else has taught their child(ren) about prayer.
About my back: it is still so much better. I'm still amazed by how much better it is. Thank you, Lord!