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Monday, August 18, 2008

Poem - Prayer is Like Brushing Teeth

I liked this poem that I received from my sister-in-law Michelle. I have always said that there really is not a good excuse for skipping your family prayers, personal prayers or scripture study. Somehow we find time to brush our teeth, shower, get dressed and eat every day. We would never think of skipping one of these things consistently and then using the excuse of lack of time. Since I developed this attitude with my scriptures and prayers it has been a lot easier to be faithful on these important habits.

The goal is to encourages children to pray twice daily. Since we should brush our teeth morning and night, a tooth brush seems a natural reminder for saying prayers morning and night. Attach the following poem to a tooth brush:
Saying your prayers is like brushing your teeth--
it's a habit you form, a commitment you keep.
You should brush your teeth both morning and night,
the same with your prayers if you're saying them right.
Don't let your spirit or teeth begin to decay--
PRAY (and brush) at least twice a day!


Tristi Pinkston said...

That is really cute! Thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

I love this poem. My son is actually using it as part of his primary talk on prayer! Then we're going to post it on their bathroom mirror!

Rebecca said...

Found on pinterest, thanks so much for sharing! Noticed a typo when I copied it into Word: 4th line "your" should be "you're". Thanks again, planning on using this in a lesson this week :)

Pam said...

Thanks for noticing that. Someone else actually wrote the poem and I just cut and pasted it to my blog. I'm a big fan of using your, you're, their, there, they're, etc. the correct way.

AGomez said...

Thanks for posting this! I plan to use this and share some examples from the Bible on prayer since I'm giving a lesson on prayer to our AWANA girls 4th and 5th graders. As adults we can apply this to our lives as well. An area we can build on!!!