A dinner table prayer

Keith began praying, and everyone could feel a special touch from the Lord as the prayer ascended toward heaven.

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By Greg Miller

FROM the kitchen, Karletta called to her son, “Kal, dinner will be ready in about 15 minutes.”

“I’ve answered all my homework questions, mom!” Kal beamed. “I just need to make sure the answers are correct! I should be finished in about 10 minutes. Then I’ll join you and dad in the kitchen.”

“That’s fine, son!” Karletta grinned. “We’re having company over for dinner. They should be here soon.”

As Kal was checking his final homework answer, he heard a knock at the front door. Karletta greeted the guests, Keith and Kamie.”

“Hi, Keith and Kamie,” Karletta smiled. “We’re glad you could join us for dinner.”

“It’s our pleasure,” Kamie said. “We enjoy getting out and meeting our neighbors. It’s a real treat.”

Keith, Kamie, Karletta and Kal joined Kal’s dad, Kevin, in the kitchen. Everyone sat down and joined hands, and Kevin asked Keith if he would like to say the blessing over the food.

Keith began praying, and everyone could feel a special touch from the Lord as the prayer ascended toward heaven. “Father, thank you for our new friends, for all of our blessings, and for this food. Thank you for your love and for sending Jesus into the world to die for our sins. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

Kal was very impressed by Keith’s prayer. “May I please pray, too, mom and dad?” Kal asked. “That’s the best prayer I’ve ever heard, and it made me want to pray, too!”

Kevin and Karletta were constantly encouraging Kal to pray. “Of course, son!” Kevin responded. “You’re always welcome to pray here.”

“That’s right, son!” Karletta agreed. “Prayer is the most important thing in the world, and we all need to be more actively engaged in the process!”

Kal prayed, “Thank you, Lord, for my parents, who steer me in the right direction. Thank you that I’m able to attend a Christian school, where I can fully express my faith in you. Thank you that you drew me to yourself by the power of the Holy Spirit a few months ago, and I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart.

“Thank you for showing me that you want me to minister the spiritual nourishment of your Word around the world. Thank you in advance for blessing me with a job that will provide money to bring substantial relief to those who are starving for physical nourishment. In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

“That was a great prayer!” Kevin said.

“Thanks, dad,” Kal said. “But God’s an awesome God and I think He deserves prayers that lift Him up as the awesome God He is. After all He has done for us, that’s the least we can do for Him!”

Greg Miller can be contacted at raysofson [at] gmail [dot] com for speaking engagements, including Christian Comedy Fundraising Outreaches, Christian Creativity Seminars and/or puppet ministry. 

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