We go to great lengths to teach our kids prayers, and we can’t help but enjoy it when they pray as only children can.
From 1945-1969, Art Linkletter had a feature on his show where he would ask little kids various questions and give them an opportunity to free associate their answers as kids do best, typically sending audiences into fits of laughter. Bill Cosby later picked up the baton and turned the idea into a full length television show that kept us cracking up.
With all the negativity surrounding us, both in the media and in our lives in general, there’s something so beautiful about the way children answer questions, tell stories, and (perhaps most especially) say their prayers.
As parents, we go to great lengths to teach out kids prayers they can use to develop their relationship with God, and we can’t help but enjoy each and every time they offer those prayers up, as only children can, with all kinds of cute and endlessly hilarious mistakes.
From “Hail Mary, full of grapes…” to “Remember, almost gracious Virgin Mary…,” we took to Twitter to hear all your favorite times your children prayed the darnedest things…
Singing is like praying twice!
"Immaculate Mary your praises we sing; you reign now in splendor with Jesus…sour cream (our King)!" 🎵🎶🎵 https://t.co/rTYE6JXkFp— Hallie Lord (@HallieLord) July 13, 2017
The Bible does speak a lot about honey…
"Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is a bee"— Avalion (@avalion1412) July 13, 2017
What about my own "through my most glorious fault"— Amy Parent (@every_like_that) July 13, 2017
Our cute kids’ mistakes transcend language!
In Spanish, "Ruega pro nosotros" means "Pray for us" but little kids sometimes say "Rueda con nosotros" which means "spins with us" 😂😅 pic.twitter.com/CLucvblPUP— Catholic Joe (@catholicjose) July 13, 2017
"World without any men."— Kate Adams (@ladykateadams) July 13, 2017
The Immaculate WHAT?!
Worst one in this house was "through the Immaculate Harlot Mary" 🤤— CleverNameGoesHere (@CaitEMarchand) July 13, 2017
Who uses the word “Paraclete” anymore anyway?
From the mouth of a 3rd grade RE student:— lizzy full of Christmas grace 🎄 (@bubblycatholic) July 13, 2017
"Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Parakeet."
And you thought God was just three persons…
"Holy God, Holy Eighty One"— Theresa Zoe Williams 👑 (@TheresaZoe) July 13, 2017
Holy Mary, Mother of God,— Erin Pleva (@ErinPleva) July 13, 2017
Hooray for us sinners.
The most important meal of the day!
Blessed is he, who comes in the name of pasta…
As a kid I thought it was "lasagna in the highest!" I couldn't figure what was so special about lasagna— Andrew Schuelke (@arschuelke) July 13, 2017
On eagle’s wings…
"…deliver us from eagle, Amen."— Christy (@agapeflower117) July 13, 2017
This isn’t a vegetarian’s prayer…
"Angel of God, my guardian dear. To whom God's love you mincemeat here."— Mary Ellen Gustainis (@megustainis) July 13, 2017
When you’re proud of the work you did to get the food on the table…
And these my gifts which we have received from my bounty…— Jessica Peterson (@jlptrsn) July 13, 2017
What are some of the funniest misspoken prayers you’ve heard from the young ones in your life? Let us know in the comments section!