Monday, September 3, 2007

A Child's Prayer And Discerning God's Will

St. Gerard Mejella, gerard mejella, St. Gerard, Saint Gerard, Catholic

Our little ones are at it again. Isn't it amazing how a little child's prayer or comments can give you the long desired answer to God's will in your life.

So our little boy just turned one. Well, what do you know, the girls start asking mom questions. "Mommy, when are you going to get another baby in your tummy? I want a girl. Can you have a girl Mommy?"

"We will see, you know having a baby is very hard on Mommy." This is very true. Mommy is a diabetic with a brain tumor. God bless her.

What's funny is the girls did the same thing with the last baby. Out of nowhere, they know it's time. God gives them the discernment. When discerning for God's will, we have learned to listen to the little ones closely. They don't even need to know you're discerning something. Nope, they just give you the insight to God's heart. And best of all it's free.

Short tangent: I remember discerning God's will with a good friend. It was a bright morning so we had the shades drawn. As soon as we finished the prayer our oldest, maybe one at the time, grabs the shades and tugs on them causing them to roll up. The dark room was instantly transformed because of the light. There is the answer, at the fingers of a little babe. It was God's will to move forward. He gave us His light. And it was a fruitful discernment. Anyway back to the story.

More Baby Confirmations

While shopping at the Cathedral Basilica, during a little pilgrimage to visit Our Lady of America, our middle child hands Mom a medal she wants her to buy. Can you guess who it is? It's St. Gerard Majella, the Mother's Saint. Whenever Mom gets pregnant she adds the St. Gerard's Medal to her scapular. Now, what are the chances of that happening? Then after hearing that cute story, I "coincidentally" find a holy card of St. Gerard Majella on the internet.

So, I guess the fun part now begins. child's prayer, Catholic Prayer

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