With enough patience and persistence, children, no matter how young and inattentive, can be taught. There is a certain age where children imitate almost everything they see and hear. When brought along to places and introduced to people, they start taking notice and are quick to do and say what they see and hear. Fortunately, this family errs on the side of caution. Their twin girls, Natalie and Nicole, have learned to say the Lord’s Prayer at a young age. Maybe their family goes to church often or perhaps the family prays together every night – whatever it is, it seems to have left a cute and positive effect on their little girls.
Their father begins by focusing the video on Nicole who was smiling adorably at the camera. When asked if she could say the Lord’s Prayer, she responded with a soft and almost tearful ‘no.’ Her twin sister Natalie was asked next, and she very gamely responded by reciting the prayer quickly and with clasped hands being raised up and down. Normally, for little kids, the prayer feels like quite a long one and may seem a bit tedious to memorize but the charming blonde twins know it by heart.
While our beliefs and practices vary, what is common in families and in most households is the training parents do: introducing traditions that have long been in the family, teaching respect for all religions and customs, and putting into practice what has been taught. The eagerness of the little girls to do as their father asks is a telltale sign of a good upbringing. Their bright smiles and loud, excited voices show that they are confident with what they know and can readily demonstrate what they’ve learned when asked to.
After Natalie’s loud and fast recitation of the prayer, their father asked if they could recite the prayer together. What made it even more delightful was the way the twins automatically clasped both hands together before beginning the prayer. They stood side by side and began praying out loud, starting off slow and gradually saying each word faster and louder. With only a little prompting and correcting from their dad, the girls finished praying.
In their own lovable way, Natalie and Nicole’s ability to recite a time old prayer makes practicing the faith even more pleasant.
We can only imagine how proud their parents must be each time they hear their little ones pray. And most certainly they are bringing smiles to everyone’s faces who get to witness their sweet memorization.