Recently Calvin has insisted on saying the prayer at dinner. He has taken the simple prayer of a child a step further. "Dear Lord... In Jesus Name.... Amen." We usually have to remind him to say "Thank you for this food." I love his simple prayer. I like to believe that God and the Holy Spirit are interceding his prayers. I am learning to pray like Calvin. "Dear Lord... hear my unspoken prayers... You know my needs.. You know all of our needs... hear the prayers of my heart... In Jesus Name... Amen." I am learning to be quiet when I pray.
However, I usually end it with Amen, unlike Calvin who occasionally end with "and that is all." :)