Praying before dinner did not used to be a habit in our family. We made it a priority for the New Year and we have done a pretty good job of sticking with it. My daughter shared the snack time prayer she sang at preschool with us, the kids loved it, and we have stuck with it. If you're interested, here it is:
(To Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Let's be thankful for this day,
For our friends and for our play.
Let's be thankful, let's be glad,
For the food and things we have.
Let's give thanks for your and me
and our home and family. Amen.
For quite some time, the baby has simply smiled and looked at all of us while we sing our prayer. Tonight she stopped, looked at us, and folded her hands. Cutest.thing.ever. If we've made any progress during this project, it has been baby steps in making our home more faith-centered. We listen to Christian radio, pray before meals, and try to talk about what God expects of us. We have a long way to go, put progress has been made.
Have I mentioned how cute it was to see those chubby little hands folded?!