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Catholic Family Prayer Book- A Powerful Prayer Tool

Updated on August 19, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

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:

  • 1.
  • Family related:
  • Parents, children, special anniversaries & family occasions, study, work, examinations, motherhood, expectant mothers, blessings, birthdays, sickness, etc.
  • 2.
  • Other's needs:
  • Vocations, conversions, human life, world peace etc.
  • 3.
  • 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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Praying Family by More Good Foundation/ flickr
Praying Family by More Good Foundation/ flickr

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Heartily: You're welcome, cybaby! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      Lucy Bieri 3 years ago from Switzerland

      Praying is very important to me, and with family makes it even more powerful.. I like the praying book collection... Thanks for sharing.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks georgepmoola for visiting and sharing with us your spiritual routine. Glad you liked the information. Have a blessed week.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Although I am not religious in the accepted sense, I can draw on the same reserves of spirituality by referring to the buddhist mantras appropriate to a given situation, and by meditation - all of which is exactly the same as praying. If a person has a system or method with which they are comfortable then the end result is all that matters. Nice lens, good information.