When we first wake up in the morning I call the kids by saying, "Jesus is calling." And they drag their tired selves to the living room where we read "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. Then I put on some soft music and everyone finds a place to be by themselves for about 15 minutes--reading the Bible and prayer. The little kids who do not yet read have a prayer book with pictures to help them focus for a few minutes. But, we don't have enough prayer books to go around.so I usually give Saraa a crucifix or an icon to hold.
This morning it was chilly so she wrapped herself in a blanket and tucked her cross in with her and said, "Mom, I'm going to cuddle Jesus."
I have a feeling Jesus liked that.