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

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

Every Great Mother Teaches Her Children the Way Of Gratitude (and the Force)

The guy in the grocery store line wanted to know how moms teach their kids “the way of the Force.” (He saw my Star Wars shirt.) How about starting with gratitude? Here are seven great strategies even Obi Wan would approve of. … Read More

Ways to practice gratitude and thanksgiving

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Gratitude for God’s goodness is the foundation of Christian prayer. In fact, the word Eucharist is Greek for “thanksgiving.” Here are some ideas for praying with gratitude: ► Gratitude journal. Practice gratitude by keeping a list or journal of all … Read More