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. by … 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

A Family Consecration 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

Paper Chain Prayers: A Great Way to Encourage Kids to Pray Daily

Get younger children excited about daily prayer by making a paper chain out of each day’s prayers. Here’s how.   by Jerry Windley-Daoust   Want a simple way to get younger children invested in daily prayer? Try making a decorative, … Read More

12 Thanksgiving Prayer Ideas

Make gratitude the main dish at your table this Thanksgiving. Here are a dozen ways to thank God before the big meal. Photo: The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, oil on canvas by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1914). Image via Wikipedia.   1. … Read More

Pray for the Care of Creation with Your Kids

  It’s like Earth Day, but with a Catholic twist. This September 1, mark the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation with your kids. Here’s how.   Okay, it’s not as snappy as “Earth Day,” but hey, … Read More

Our Little Oratory: Creating a Family Prayer Space

  I’d been dreaming of creating this little oratory for family prayer since before I got married. Now, it helps us to pray together as a family every day. Here’s what I did to put it together.   by Stephanie … Read More

Meditative Prayer for Catholic Kids: 10 Ways to Get Started

  Teach your kids the many ways that Catholics practice meditative prayer so they can experience the fruits of this rich spiritual tradition, now and as adults. Here’s how.   This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray for … Read More

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