Change-ups for family mealtime prayers

While some families prefer to say the traditional “Bless us O Lord” prayer before dinner each evening, other families like a bit more variety. Try these:

• Pass around a photo of a relative who is sick and each person prays for him or her.

• Hold hands and sing a song from Mass or recite a prayer the kids learned in school or religious education.

• Parent counts to three, then everyone in the family (at once) says something they’re thankful for or someone they want to pray for. You might not understand each individual, but God will.

by Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home.  We offer very low rates for parish use. Here’s a sample issue.

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