“Out of the Mouths of Infants”
We thank you, O God, for the privilege of maturity, for the gift of knowledge, and for the blessing of experience.
At the same time, O God, we ask you to keep us from losing or from disparaging the insights of simple, child-like trust in you.
Please guard us from letting our maturity, knowledge, and experience degenerate into cynicism; cause them instead to lead us to see the need for and value of simple faith.
“But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that he did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David,’ they became angry and said to him, ‘Do you hear what these are saying?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Yes; have you never read, “Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself”?’” (Matthew 21:15-16)