Giving Thanks • Prayers for Catholic Kids

Prayers of thanksgiving are one of the five basic forms of prayer outlined by the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see Catechism #2648). Prayer of thanksgiving flows from the recognition that everything is a gift from God. Nurturing an “attitude … Read More

Pray the Intercessions at Home with Your Kids

Ignite your children’s love of special intentions and try praying the general intercessions as a family. Here’s why you should pray the universal prayer at home, and examples of what to do. by Regina Lordan When I was a little … Read More

Thirty Seconds of Silence: A Great Way to Help Kids Prepare for Prayer

  It sounds simple, but if you make a habit of it, taking thirty seconds of silence before (and after) your spoken prayer can improve your family prayer time and lay the foundation for kids to learn meditative prayer.   … Read More

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy • Prayers for Catholic Kids

This simple devotion introduced by St. Faustina Kowalska in 1935 focuses on God’s mercy, and is easy for kids to learn. Here’s how to pray it, plus a history of the devotion and two videos you can show your kids.   … Read More

Doing the Stations of the Cross with Your Kids

  Praying the Stations of the Cross with your kids is a great way to introduce them to the story of Jesus’ Passion, the paschal mystery, and the rhythm of Triduum. Here are a few kid-friendly ways to try it. … Read More

Call Young Children to Prayer with Hand Motions

Wiggly, distracted kids during family prayer? Try calling children to prayer with hand motions. We did that with our 2-year-old daughter and had positive results. Here’s what we did and some sample hand signs to try. by Regina Lordan “How … Read More

Consecrate Your Family to the Holy Family • Prayers for Catholic Kids

Have you consecrated your family to the model of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in their family life? Your family doesn’t have to be perfect to be holy! Here’s why, and a prayer of consecration you can use with your own family. … Read More

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