Sometimes when they went inside after a day of play they would pray they had a different dad. Well, not a completely different dad. Maybe a dad that was just a little more like one of the other dads.
The boy that live in the white Cape Cod house just as you entered the cul-de-sac was name Jason. His dad worked as the chief mechanic at a big car repair center. He came home dirty and sometimes a little smelly. Jason's mom had to scrub his clothes to remove each day's grime before washing them.
I love my dad. You know I do, but his hands are always a little stained when he comes home. Mom has to scrub his clothes each and everyday so the grease from the cars doesn't set into them.
Please God give him a new job. I would love for him to have a job that he would need to wear a suit too. Kevin's dad wears a suit and tie to work everyday. He never comes home dirty. Maybe you could give him a job like him.
Kevin lived is a house next door. It was two story house with black shutters. The house wasn't fancy or big. Kevin's mom had hope for years that would move to a bigger house, but Kevin's dad said they needed to save for the future. Kevin's dad had a job at big insurance company. He seemed to work all the time. Work kept him at the office late and he would come home and work some more.
My dad works so hard. He hardly seems to have time to sleep. I don't think he was able to come to many of my soccer games this spring. Sure wanted him to be there. He would have loved to see me make those goals.
Please God give him a job that doesn't take so much time. Jason's dad seems to be at home for dinner every night and he was at every soccer game. Maybe you could give him a job like his dad.
Charlie lived in a tan vinyl sided house with big window in the living room. They were perfect for looking out into the cul-de-sac to see who was coming home from work and who headed out with their family for dinner or to a park. Charlie's dad was in the Army and he had been away from almost six months so far. Charlie's knew his dad was in some place called Afghanistan. He talked to him through Skype on the computer, but it wasn't the same as having him home all the time.
I miss my dad so much. He used to take me and my sister Rose to the park on Saturdays. Sometimes we would stop at McDonald's for lunch. It was wonderful. Just having him to ourselves. If we stopped at McDonald's, Dad would always get an extra large sweet tea for Mom. She loves sweet tea and Dad loved to surprise her with it.
Please God bring him home to us. I wish he could be home all the time like Joseph's dad. Joseph's dad is home all day long seven days a week. That would be so cool. When my dad comes home, can you have him be home all the time.
I love, love, love having my dad here to take them to the park and the library. We find the best books to check out. Some are a little violent. Mom wouldn't be excited about the books on tanks and war planes, but Dad seems to think they are okay.
My parents are worried though. They talk sometimes in whispers about dad's job hunt and how mom has to start hunting too. We need something called insurance I have heard mom say.
Please God give my dad a job like Charlie's dad, or Kevin's dad, or Jason's dad have. I know he could do just about any job you gave him. He just needs to have job.
The Boys' Prayers
Each of these boys loves their dads you can hear that in their prayers. Each of these boys sees something that he think could be changed. Each of the boys sees a dad that has what they think their dad needs and none of the boys realize that someone might what their dad to have.
What is most important is that each of these boys is that they realize they can lift their concerns in prayer!