Leftover Night Table Prayer

pj pray 6ftmamaOur little giant, PJ, took control of the suppertime table prayer tonight.  True to form, he made it all his own.  He’s never going to use a stock prayer or a churchy phrase to talk to his Lord.  No way.

Even so, he managed to surprise us with his special PJ way of connecting with God in prayer.

He was working through his thanksgiving and it was all very typical.  He was saying:

Thanks for leftovers because other people don’t have food and they are hungry.

Thanks for us havin’ a Mom cookin’ for us.

Thanks our Dad not traveling tonight.

Thanks for everything you did for us today.

He wrapped up.  We all said, “Amen”.

But, then he added something else….

And good luck to your son, Jesus.

We sat there for a moment.  Letting his final words waft over the leftovers of pizza and goulash and chili.

And, then we all started to laugh. We were joyful on this leftover night – as we savored  a new way to end our prayers.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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  1. Ruth Packard on February 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    No wonder The Lord told us we need to be as little children! Such honesty, simplicity…such a sweet spirit.

    And might I add…PJ’s mom is a very creative chef!!

    • 6ftmama on February 8, 2013 at 12:36 am

      Ha. Thanks Ruth. It’s been a busy week but we’re getting to the end. The kids definitely make it sweeter.

  2. Sheila Skillingstead on February 8, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Your link at February Forum doesn’t work. Back to the post. So very cute and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing about your little guy.

  3. Arwen Lynch, Professional Joy Seeker on February 8, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    How incredible sweet! Good luck to your son, Jesus, indeed. 😀

  4. 6ftmama on February 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Sheila & Arwen, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, he’s a sweetie!

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