Friday, October 29, 2010

The Pumpkin Prayer

Dan and the kids carved our pumpkins today!  A wonderful friend (Hi Kathy!) sent us this Pumpkin Prayer to say while carving.  It was so cute, I wanted to share it with you.

The Pumpkin Prayer

Dear God,

As I carve my pumpkin help me
say this prayer:

(Cut the top of the pumpkin)
Open my mind so I can
learn about you;

(Clean out the inside)
Take away all my sin and
forgive me for the bad things I do;

(Cut eyes shaped like hearts)
Open my eyes so Your love I will see;

(Cut a nose in the shape of a cross)
I'm sorry for turning up my nose to all
You've given me;

(Cut ears shaped like the Bible)
Open my ears so Your Word
I will hear;

(Cut the mouth in the shape of a fish)
Open my mouth so I can tell others
You're near;

(Place a candle inside and light it)
Let Your light shine in all
I say and do!  Amen.






3 comments:

Frizzy and Bird said...

L O V E LOVE IT! We'll be carving our pumpkins and saying this wonderful prayer. Thank you so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

if you are a practicing catholic tell me why are you adhereing to what is essentially a pagan ritual, are you not teaching hypocracy or "selective catholsim"?

Nancy said...

Hi Anonymous...

If you're going to comment on my blog, please learn to spell. Just because something was once "pagan" doesn't mean it has to stay that way. To me, it's like taking something that was bad, and making it good. It reminds me of how God can take something bad and use it for good purposes. As a Catholic, I believe there are EVIL PEOPLE in the world. Sometimes, they are even disguised as anonymous commentors on blogs. If carving my pumpkin keep those evil spirits away....then I shall carve tons of them. How about showing me in the Catechism of the Catholic Church where it says I can't carve a pumpkin. Go ahead, I'll wait.

How about taking a few minutes to read this....
http://www.americancatholic.org/messenger/Oct2001/Family.asp