Some of the prayers I ought to know
Have words that are so long
I can’t remember what they are,
Or where they all belong.
And then I feel like crying, God,
For I suppose I should
Know all those prayers by heart–and O!
I do want to be good!
But mother says You understand
That I am very small,
And that You like it if I pray
In my own words and all…
Now, when I cannot think just how
A prayer is meant to go,
I kneel down anyway and say
“Dear God, I love you so!”

5 Comments

  1. fadfd

    Very sweet!

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  2. Jamie Jo

    OH, I love that!!! My current 1st grader has a harder time with memorization and this is perfect for her!!

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  3. Kelly

    The photo and poem are both beautiful! Thank you for sharing it, Jessica.

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  4. Mom2Seven

    Such a beautiful picture!

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  5. Erin

    How timely; my first grader just memorized this very poem last month! I love the prayers in that book!

    Reply

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Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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