Apr. 7, 2016

Praying with Children


Home blessing helps children learn to pray with their parents. It is true that some children don’t know how to pray or have not had the opportunity to pray with their parents ever since they became parts of their lives. Some children know what prayer means but never knew that families could get together for the purpose of prayer. Saying the grace before meals together is prayer so also praying the five decades of the rosary. The important element in home blessing is making out time as family to connect in a spiritual manner. For children who do not know how to pray, home blessing teaches them the basic idea of prayer. Parents watch their children read the bible for the whole family in an emotional approach. For children already groomed in the act of prayer, home blessing encourages and instills in them the awareness of God’s love and joy when the family prays together.