I love to hear my kids learn to pray. There is something sweet and sincere about their words as they innocently (or not so innocently) ask that "Mom and Dad will give us ice cream" or "Everyone everywhere will sleep good tonight". My favorite prayer to hear right now is Baby Girl blessing the food because it usually goes something like this:
Fank you ::chomp chomp chomp:: for dis day ::swallow...sound of utensil getting more food::
Fank you ::gulp drink swallow:: for we can be happy ::clanking of cup and dishes followed by silence and then me whispering -keep going-::
OH YEAH (muffled because her mouth is full of food)
Fank you ::crunch crunch nibble nibble:: for dis fooooood...mmm... yummy...
And on and on it goes. Can there be a more thankful prayer? She is showing her gratitude for her food in the most sincere way. At least, that's what I'm going to tell myself till I can convince her to wait till after the prayer to eat :)