Family prayer

prayer     “The family, like the Church, ought to be a place where the Gospel is transmitted and from which the Gospel radiates…the future of evangelization depends in great part on the Church of the home”–  St. John Paul II

Besides grace before meals, I have seen many other beautiful examples of family prayer.  While joining a family for breakfast, the dad read a Bible verse and gave a brief reflection to the kids.  Another couple told me that they read Scripture every morning together at 645 am and share some reflections, and one or two of kids will come down in their pajamas to join them.  Other families will occasionally pray the rosary together in front of a Marian image…do any of you have other ideas that work for your family to share?

About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.
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