Sunday, Fox & Friends treated us to a saccharine story about a praying baby. Yesterday, another devout toddler graced the set of America's favorite, morning Christian show. Are America's babies filled with the Holy Spirit or have America's Christian parents figured out a way to score some free Fox publicity?
Jesus BFF Steve Doocy began: "You're never to young to count your blessing, just listen to this two year-old." As the banner proclaimed "Amen, Toddler's Prayer Captured on Baby Monitor," he played video of a two year-old (and nobody is coaching her, off camera, right?) verbalizing words which included "thanking," "mommy" and "daddy." While what she was saying was garbled (as is most speech from two year-olds) Doocy informed us that "this video of a toddler praying was captured on her baby monitor." And as is the case with any Fox & Friends Christian video, he claimed that it has gone "viral."
Doocy excitedly introduced the child and her parents who were eager to tell their story of their daughter's devoutness. Doocy joked that the child's apparent fatigue was a result of her being "so busy praying." He encouraged the parents, Caleb and Kathryn Whitt, to tell the story about how they pray with their daughter before they go to bed; "but this day, you did not do that." He giggled as Caleb spoke about how they put Sutton to bed earlier so they could watch the football game and even though they didn't pray, Sutton "jumped right in there and filled in." The banner: "Sutton's Sweet Prayer, Toddler Counts Blessings in Crib." Kathryn explained that, during a commercial break, they heard noised from Sutton's room.
Doocy informed us that his daughter Sally who, during her evening prayers, would pray for everyone she met during the day. But Sutton, he noted, has such a great memory that she includes everyone whom she ever met in her prayers and, as a result, her prayer list gets longer and longer. Caleb asserted that, as a result of family prayer, Sutton is "understanding the whole process" and "is praying for those people who are important to her."
Doocy said it had to be "heartwarming" because Sutton didn't know she was being watched" and yet, praise the lord, she was praying for her parents. Kathryn was "thankful" that her daughter - wait for it - "understands the power of prayer at such a young age, too." Doocy giggled when he noted that Sutton also prays for Santa.
Caleb said he was astounded that the story has "struck a chord" because this shows us that "there is something to be grateful for" and "we can pray to God, Jesus our Savior and know that he hears us." (As does Fox News, obviously) Doocy: "yup." He thanked the family for appearing and finished with "God bless you all."