Add Some “Smells and Bells” to Your Family Prayer

  Kids, especially young kids, really connect with the tangible “smells and bells” of Catholic prayer. Why not try some of them out in your family prayer time? Here are a few simple things you can do.   This article is … Read More

Make Bedtime Sacred Story Time with Your Kids

Do you read religious bedtime stories to your kids? You can make those stories do double duty by weaving in practices from lectio divina, the ancient way of praying with sacred texts. This article is adapted from the book 77 … Read More

The Bubble Prayer: A Way for Kids to Send Prayers to God

Here’s a super-simple way for kids ages 3-7 to send their prayers to God. Here is a prayer that young children like; we call it “Bubble Prayer” because of the last step. Here’s what to do: Ask your child to name … Read More

Are Your Kids Getting a Balanced Prayer Diet?

Help your kids develop a rich and varied prayer life by introducing them to the five basic forms of prayer. This article is adapted from 77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids. Nutritionists say a balanced diet is essential to kids’ health … Read More

14 Ways to Do Bedtime Prayer with Your Kids

    They’ve bathed, brushed their teeth, had a drink of water, and been read a story or two (or three). But wait! Don’t forget bedtime prayers! Here are fourteen bedtime prayer ideas for kids of all ages. (This article is … Read More

How to Help Your Kids Memorize Prayers

When you help your kids memorize prayers, you give them a “mental prayer book” that they’ll carry with them wherever they go for the rest of their lives—plus, you’ll help to connect them with the rest of the Church . . . … Read More

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