Last week Emerson came home with a paper that said that he gets to say the prayer in primary next week. He was so excited to get to be one of the kids that get to sit up front and talk in the microphone. Jason and I decided that we wanted him to be able to go up and say it all by himself and taught him how to say a prayer for church. He completely came up with the prayer that he wanted to give and practiced it many times through out the week.
We went into the Primary room today to have a final practice up at the potium (that is when I got the picture). He did a great job. It was such a sweet prayer. Then primary started. First off the microphone didn't work. Then, they sang their opening song, and Emerson went up to the potium and the leader went up and whispered the prayer in his ear! (She didn't know, and given that he his a sunbeam, I probably would have helped too.) I was so sad. He practiced his prayer many times, and he was ready. I made sure that I didn't go up because he needed to do it himself. I was very proud of him for being prepared but very sad that he didn't get to give it.
But he is sure cute up at the potium...right?
Here is the prayer that he was prepared to give:
"Dear Heavenly Father.
Thank you for church.
Thank you for Primary.
Thank you for our teachers.
Help us to be good.
I love you.
In the name of Jesus Christ,, Amen."