Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Soul Delighteth in the Song of the Heart

One Sunday a year at our church the congregation gets to meet all together and hear the kids age 3-11 talk and sing about what they have learned all year. It's called the Primary Sacrament Meeting Program and it's always a great meeting because, no matter what, the kids make it awesome. Occasionally there are a couple of special musical numbers as part of this program as well - and this year our family was asked to sing a song called "A Child's Prayer".

We only had a few weeks notice and, admittedly, we did not practice as often as we should have. This meant that, come Sunday morning, we were singing the song repeatedly until we seemed to finally get it down. Even the littlest kids could sing the beginning line, Heavenly Father, are you really there? by the time we left for church.

When it came time for us to sing everything went wonderfully - including Baby O falling asleep in Allen's arms as we sang. Once we got home from church, we couldn't seem to escape this song that the kids could barely even remember the words to that morning. Someone was almost constantly singing the words or humming the tune. It was kind of nice, actually.

The next day Allen asked Princess to say our family prayer before bed. She stood, bowed her head and closed her eyes, then instead of speaking the words she began to sing the tune that was stuck in her head: Heavenly Father... then she quickly stopped herself.

"Oops!" she laughed. "Sorry!"

It took all of us a few minutes to stop laughing and settle down long enough for her to start over on family prayer again.

I like to think that our Heavenly Father enjoyed that, too.


dalene said...

I love this.

cari said...

I loved this too!

We've had a lot of laughing moments during family prayers too. Lee always says, "I'm sure Heavenly Father has a sense of humor too." :)

I can just picture your amazing family singing together!

Linn said...

I love this three.

Rachel said...

You know he does...... The song of the righteous is a prayer unto Him.... Just like he probably gets a kick out of us when without thinking we answer the phone, "Dear Heavenly Father........." :D Which I've done.

Richard & Natalie said...

Ha! That is funny! And I'm sure Heavenly Father thought so too.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! Jerri