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Catholic Family Prayer Book- A Powerful Prayer Tool
Many of you may have already heard the well renowned and powerfully true saying by Felicia Young - "The Family that prays together stays together"! I know for a fact that my birth family has been its strongest when we prayed together as a family.
What I love so much about this prayer book, is that I can never have an excuse for why I cannot pray because there are prayers for every inconceivable stage and period of life that any human being in any part of the world experiences.
To give you an idea about what I am speaking about, below is a summary of the various prayers included in this all-encompassing prayer book:
- Family related:
- Parents, children, special anniversaries & family occasions, study, work, examinations, motherhood, expectant mothers, blessings, birthdays, sickness, etc.
- Other's needs:
- Vocations, conversions, human life, world peace etc.
- Seasons in the Church:
- Special prayers for every period of the day
- (morning, mealtime, evening, night, during the day)
- as well as for the various Church seasons
- (Advent, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Feast Days and Celebrations)
- . There is also a rich collection of Litanies, Novenas and Devotions to Mary and the Saints.
I can begin by interceding for those at my home and in my family and expand my intercessions to include the needs of friends, co-workers as well as people I don’t know from around the world, who are experiencing difficult situations, such as the effects of a hurricane, war, tsumani, etc. What I call unselfish prayer.
This makes a good gift for newlywed couples, since it helps set them on the right footing by praying for each other as a family. It can also be given as a useful gift to those who have already started families. The hope is that as the family grows, with the addition of children, the practice of praying together will be upheld as they go through the various stages of life as a family.
Make this Catholic Family Prayer Book a requisite addition to your or someone else’s spiritual library.
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