Touching Base: A Simple Way to Pray Through the Day

Is it possible for families to “pray without ceasing” throughout their busy days? Super-short, frequent prayers may be the way to go. Here’s how one dad does it. by Jerry Windley-Daoust “Pray without ceasing,” Paul says (1 Thessalonian 5:17). Vowed … Read More

Teach Your Kids to Pray for the Sick

What are your family’s rituals when someone gets sick? Healing was a centerpiece of Jesus’ ministry, and he instructed his disciples to heal, too. Make praying for healing part of your family’s routine when someone gets sick. Here’s how, and … Read More

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

Refresh Your Bedtime Prayer Routine with a Prayer Playlist

Instead of drudging through the daily ritual of reciting routine evening prayers, sing, work and pray together to a prerecorded prayer playlist. Editor’s Note: This piece originally appearing in Work & Play, Day By Day, a blog by Heidi Indahl. … 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

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