Why We Teach Our Kids to Pray for Lost Coins (and iPods)

  I don’t always like praying for lost things—why bother God with such trivial matters? But my kids keep losing things, so we keep praying to find them. And slowly, over time, God has taught me why it’s worth teaching our kids to … Read More

Take Your Kids on a Quiet Walk to Teach Contemplative Prayer

    How do you teach fidgety kids contemplative prayer? Start small, with simple activities that support contemplative prayer . . . like taking a silent walk to find God out in the world.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust Raising kids who … Read More

Count Down to Christmas with an O Antiphons Paper Chain

  “How many days until Christmas?” young children want to know. In the week before Christmas, help them keep track with an O Antiphons paper chain that will serve as a daily reminder of Christ’s coming.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust … Read More

The O Antiphons • Prayers for Catholic Kids

The O Antiphons are an ancient liturgical antiphon (response) sung or recited during the last seven days of Advent (one each day from December 17 through December 23) as part of the Liturgy of Hours. (The Liturgy of Hours is … Read More

Let Your Kids Wear Their Prayer

  Help your kids “put on Christ” every morning by giving them the option to “wear their prayer.” Here are some cool options.   Priests, monks, and nuns all wear special clothes as an outward sign of their faith—not only as a … Read More

Pray for the Dead with Your Kids

  We Catholics believe that the communion established between us in God’s love is not broken by death. One of the best ways to teach your kids about this reality is to pray for the dead; here’s how.   This article … Read More

Encourage Kids to Pray with Prayer Prompts

  You can encourage family members (and yourself) to pray throughout the day—and in many different ways—by placing prayer prompts throughout your home.   This article is adapted from the book 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids One way … Read More

Teach Your Kids to Pray the Our Father Meditatively

  The Our Father is the preeminent prayer for Christians because it is the prayer Jesus gave his disciples. Instead of presenting it as another prayer to memorize, make sure your kids have a sense of its deeper meaning. Here’s how. … Read More

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