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KIDS' PLACE

A PRAYER FOR ALL SEASONS

From the January 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I am Venezuelan, but I've lived in Romania with my family for five years now. I have a little sister, Melanie, and twin baby brothers, Nicholas and Jonathan. I speak Spanish, English, and Romanian. I go to this really cool school called AISB (American International School of Bucharest). Everyone speaks English at my school, but I have friends from all over the world—China, France, England, Hungary, Romania, Holland, Australia, Africa, the United States, Israel—many, many places. Even though I spend seven hours at school every day, it seems like five minutes to me. I love it.

I like thinking about the opening words of the Lord's Prayer, "Our Father," because they really mean that God is everyone's Father, no matter what language they speak or where they come from. The Lord's Prayer has helped me pray about many things.

Every evening, my family holds hands and we say the Lord's Prayer (see Matt. 6:9-13) aloud in Spanish together. I think about my day, and I say thank you to God. I like thinking about the opening words, "Our Father," because they really mean that God is everyone's Father, no matter what language they speak or where they come from. The Lord's Prayer has helped me pray about many things.