«Let my prayer be set before You as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice» (Psalm 141:2).
DURING HER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, a girl was accustomed to accompanying her mother in selling Christian literature. The mother was a colporteur and, on one occasion, said to her daughter: «When I am presenting my books, you pray to Jesus to touch the hearts of the people to buy the books, because the message of salvation in those books is. Besides, Mom makes money every time she sells one.» The girl’s eyes lit up: «If you sell one of those books, will you buy me the sandals I like?’ she asked.
«Yes, my dear, of course I will.»
And with that agreement, both entered the next house, where a very kind lady received them. While the mother explained the importance of those books, the girl started praying out loud; although they could not understand what she was saying, it was this: «Dear Jesus, touch the lady’s heart so she can learn more about You and so my mom can buy me those sandals.»
The lady, thinking that something was wrong with the girl, asked her: «Do you feel all right?»
«Yes, I’m fine,» the girl responded.
The mother immediately told her daughter to pray quietly, which she did. In the end, the lady bought several books and the mother had to keep the promise that she had made to her daughter. That little girl continued to pray with faith for the rest of her life, thanks to the seed sown that day in her heart. children pray, they do it without any hypocrisy. They are transparent, thankful and, above all, confident. When children ask Jesus for something, they do so with an anticipated smile of gratitude, and if Jesus does not answer,» the children do not complain or get angry; they continue to be the same. There are no doubts in their heart; they keep waiting. In their head there is no room for logic nor for much thinking; they only have a simple childlike faith, like the one they place on their father and mother. is the kind of faith that you and I should have.
Let us trust in God as if we were children. Let us see Him as the heavenly Father who knows what we need before we ask Him, and who answers our prayers according to His will.