M has decided to become the family's champion prayer-giver based on length alone. This honestly keeps her from being called on whenever we don't have 20 minutes to spare. Which, knowing her, could be her sneaky little point all along. On the other hand, she could just get joy out of keeping us all on our knees for as long as possible. Or perhaps she just takes pride in being so incredibly good at it. With her you never know! A couple of things she mentioned tonight:
Thank thee that Mommy painted our nails tonight.
Thank thee for the months of the year and the days of the week.
Thank thee for all the people whose birthdays are in February (I'll give you three guesses which month her birthday is in...but I'm pretty sure you'll only need one).
Thank thee that my birthday is on my favorite day.
Thank thee that it's almost my birthday.
Please bless me to love my birthday.
Please bless the President who our school is named after, President Abraham Lincoln.
Please bless me not to forget to mark my reading chart.
Of course, these are just the funny ones mentioned tonight alone. On top of that, she always mentions every family member by name, along with all sorts of other goodies. We had a few family home evenings awhile back on the importance of saying thank you's in our prayers. I think she got it.