My son, who is in nursery school,
said, "Our Father, who art in Heaven, how didja know my name?" Uniontown,
I remember thinking this prayer was "Give us this day our jelly bread."
I recall reading something years ago about the Pledge of Allegiance. Some
child thought it began, "I led the pigeons to the flag." Cleveland, Ohio
When I was little, I often wondered who Richard Stands was. You know: "I
pledge allegiance to the flag . . . And to the republic for Richard
Stands." Tampa, Fla.
When my husband was 6 years old, he thought a certain Prayer was
"He suffered under a bunch of violets."
The real words were "under Pontius Pilate," but at that age, he didn't
know better. To this day, we still snicker in church whenever that prayer
is read. Oak Harbor, Wash.
When my older brother was very young, he always walked up to the church
altar with my mother when she took communion. On one occasion, he tugged
at her arm and asked,
"What does the priest say when he gives you the bread?" Mom whispered
something in his ear. Imagine his shock many years later when he learned
that the priest doesn't say, "Be quiet until you get to your seat."
Grand Junction, Colo.
When I was young, I believed the line was
"Lead a snot into temptation" instead of
"Lead us not into temptation."
I thought I was praying for my little sister to get into trouble. Dallas,