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When my brother was little he used to pray this before going to bed;
"Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I die before I wake, wake up cereal.
I remember as a little girl about 5 years old asking my mom why God's name was Harold. Well it made sense to me with the Lords Prayer "Our father in Heaven, Harold be thy name" and "Hark the the Harold Angels sing"
When reciting the Lord's prayer I thought that the words at the end were 'thine is the kingdom, the car and the lorry, forever & ever, amen'
I used to belive that if I said my prayers at night God put up a powerfull bubble that protected me from monsters.
From the prayer "Our Father who art in heaven Hallowed be Thy name." A friend of mine (age 6 at the time) used to think it was "Howard be Thy name" and he used to think it was really cool that God's name was Howard and that's how he prayed to Him.
I dont remember ever praying much as a young child. The only time I tought I needed to pray was when I was sitting on the toilet and was afraid of falling in.
I used to htink that the Lord's prayer went "and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us some email..."
At the pre-Vatican 2 Mass' finish, a prayer to St. Michael the Archangel was recited. I used to say,"St. Michael the Dark Angel...." IT was followed by a prayer the Hail Holy Queen which refers to, "St. Joseph, thy most chaste Spouse". I always used to say, "St. Joseph, thy most chaffed Spouse."
My 4 year old son followed me outside one day when I went to get something out of the car. I heeard him talking to me, so I pulled my head out of the car and asked him to repeat what he'd said. He said, "I'm just calling to Jesus". Then, he hollared up at the sky, "Jesus?! Jesus?!". We went back inside so that I could get ready for work. When I left for work about 30 minutes later, my son walked me to the door. Apparently, during that time inside, someone had placed an advertising flyer on our door. My son grabbed the flyer and excitedly exclaimed, "a note from Jesus!". He now believes that all of the flyers are notes from Jesus.
When I was little my sister and I would say our pryers together every night. A passage in The Lords Prayer had me confused for years."lead us snot into temptation. I couldn't figure why something as foul as snot would be in a prayer.
you know how people say "amen" when someone's praying aloud, saying that they agree? when i was little i thought these individuals were very impatient and they were trying to get the person to shut up and end the prayer.
I remember that in year 1 i was making something in class and i got glue all over my hands. And when it dried up this other kid told my my skin was peeling off and that i was going to die. So i followed the teacher around affraid to ask her if it was really my skin peeling off.
When I was about 4, I was saying the blessing before dinner..."God is great, God is good, let us sink in for our food." Needless to say, my family still reminds me of it!
I used to think that if you tied a note to a balloon then the balloon would take it all the way to heaven and God could read it. I didn't know wat to write to God so i just tied a flower to a balloon and sent it up there
I used to believe that the Lord's prayer included the line 'Harold be your name' - in fact that's how everyone in my infant school used to say it in assembly, so I know this belief is common to at least a few hundred other people.
I used to believe it was the father, the SUN, and the holy spirit. I had no idea why we'd be praying to the sun since it was just...well I didn't exactly know what the sun was then either but I knew it had nothing to do with Catholicism...I was very confused for a while . . . up into the 7th grade actually . . . I'm slow, I admit it . . .
I used to believe that I had a certain amount of luck to last for my whole life, so I used to pray to the spirits to make small unlucky things that I didn't really care about too much happen - so I could save my luck for when I really needed it.
I used to pray everynight before I went to bed, and I had 2 nearly OCD-like things I needed to do in my prayers. First, I had to ask God to bless a very specific list of people I knew in a specific order.
Secondly, I believed that prayer was a direct conversation with God himself, so I was very careful to let him know that my prayer was over, often for several minutes after saying "Amen." I thought that if I didn't do this and accidentally said a bad word or did something bad, God would know immediately, and would be angry with me.
Hmm... may be why I'm a lapsed-Christian today...
When I was little we had neighbours who had three children - Eva, Lila and Jackie. When I was reciting the Lord's prayer at bedtime I always asked God to deliver us from Eva, Lila and Jackie
When I was a little girl I had many warts on my fingers. I was so embarassed by them. I remember being in church one Sunday and praying to God to take my warts away. The next thing I heard was "Our Father who has warts in heaven.." And from that day on I was so proud that I had warts just like God!