As I mentioned in my last post, Lovegirl’s been acting a bit of a fool lately, so I’ve started praying with her before school. How’s that working you wonder? So glad you asked.
Monday, we prayed. I sent her off to school with a hug and expected a great report that afternoon. When I picked her up I was promptly told that she had been disobedient for most of the day. The straw that broke the camel’s back? Her teacher told her to “come here.” Instead my girl promptly ran under a table, sat there and started singing Bible songs. I gave her a stern talking to, dropped her off at the sitter’s and was told that she acted a fool there on the regular, but Ms. D hadn’t told me because, and I quote, “that’s my baby.” She got a spanking, another talking to, and we moved on.
Tuesday, we prayed. When I picked her up, the teacher was preoccupied. So I asked Lovegirl how her day was. “Oh Mama, I was disobedient. I did something Ms. R didn’t like. But I already prayed, so don’t worry about it, okay?” After I stopped laughing (on the inside of course) I asked her what she prayed. “Well, I sure didn’t pray for Israel’s enemies! I asked God to help me be obedient.” Where does she get this stuff? Israel’s enemies? What does that have to do with your behavior? I asked her what she’d learned about Israel’s enemies. “Something about David and Jonathan hiding. I can’t really remember. I think King Saul was mad.” Alrightie then.
Today? I prayed alone.