Suggestions for Family Prayer



  • Make prayer a priority in your day.
  • Make time for personal and couple prayer.
  • Have a set time and routine . . . dinnertime, bedtime or breakfast time, whatever works best in your schedule.
  • Use a devotional that is appropriate to you children‘s ages.
  • Visit the Adoration Chapel – even if for just a brief “hello to Jesus” with little children.
  • Take an Adoration Hour as a family, taking turns within the family to cover the hour.
  • Pray the Rosary or just a decade of the Rosary with little ones.
  • Read a short scripture verse and devotional after dinner each evening.
  • Keep a journal that you write prayer requests and the names of people to pray for. Perhaps at dinner or bedtime is a good time to do this.
  • Keep a “Thank You Journal”. Each day ask everyone what they are grateful for and record it. Being grateful helps us to remember how God always takes care of us.
  • On your way to Church – shut the radio and ask everyone to prepare their hearts for Mass. Perhaps lift up the Mass for a particular need or person.
  • On the way home from Mass, if the children are old enough, talk about the Readings and Homily. If not ask young children what they noticed – who said Mass? Was there a particular song they liked? What color is the Church decorated in?