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Adventist Life

Our children, Judy and Jimmy, were the first grandchildren in the family. My two brothers, Bill and Roy, were visiting around Christmas and wanted to hear their prayers at bedtime. At that time, there were two important things on the children’s minds: our big yellow cat that had sore, frostbitten ears, and my husband, who was a smoker. 

We all knelt down, and when it was time for Jimmy to pray, he said, “Dear Jesus, Please help Daddy’s ears to get well and the kitty to stop smoking.” My brothers clapped their hands over their mouths until the prayer was over and they could laugh.

—Genevieve McIntosh, who submitted …

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