Saturday, November 06, 2010

Pumpkin Prayer

We are not into celebrating Halloween.
It has become a day focused on the macabre and dwelling on darkness is not something we feel we should do.

However, we do enjoy this time of year, especially the foods.  We were pleased to find pumpkins available (they are green in Japan).  We also came across this neat "Pumpkin Prayer":

Pumpkin Carving Prayer

Dear God,
As I carve my pumpkin help me say this prayer:

Open my mind so I can learn about You;
(Cut the top of the pumpkin)

Take away all my sin and forgive me for the wrong things I do.
(Clean out the inside)

Open my eyes so Your love I will see;
(Cut the eyes out)

I'm so sorry for turning up my nose to all you've given me.
(Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)

Open my ears so your word I will hear.
(Cut the ears)

Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near
(cut the mouth)

Let Your light shine in all I say and do! Amen.
(Place a candle inside and light it)

The kiddos enjoyed this a lot!

1 comment:

Ping said...

WOW, the girls are growing so big! Miss you guys so much