Deepen your family’s Sunday Mass experience: Body language (part two)

More on the body language of Mass, continued from last week’s post

Praying with hands open: Known as the orans, the priest uses this posture for many prayers during the Mass including the Eucharistic Prayer. In many parishes the congregation uses it for the Lord’s Prayer. Try this at home with your kids, lifting your hands to pray the Lord’s Prayer, for example.

Standing is one of the oldest postures of prayer. We stand during the opening procession of Mass and at other times throughout the liturgy, for certain prayers, as well as for the gospel, Prayers of the Faithful, and the Lord’s Prayer.

“I have my children stand when the congregation stands,” says Regina, mother of five. Continue reading