It’s summer and for a lot of us, that means Vacation Bible School. For the past few days, I’ve been corralling about a dozen preschoolers for two and a half hours. Because of that, I’ve been privy to the little gems that are constantly falling out of the mouths of those bundles of energy. As you might expect, among the hilarious and nonsensical are small treasures of wisdom and insight.
We were having snacks yesterday and one little boy indignantly declared that we had forgotten to pray before we ate. He volunteered to do so and began right away. I couldn’t understand everything he was saying, but I caught one thing that stuck.
“Please make everyone happy.”
It’s a simple request, but it got me thinking. When was the last time I prayed for someone else’s happiness? I don’t know about you, but I tend to be rather selfish in my prayers. Sure, if someone asks me to pray for them or someone they know, I’ll do it, but even then it’s more for healing or peace then happiness.
I challenge you, and myself, to make an effort to pray the simple prayer of a child: “Make everyone happy.” Then go out and try to be the one that makes others happy.
What’s the wisest, or funniest, thing you’ve heard a kid say? Comment below and share their words.

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