Prayers for Family Time
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done.
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
And at the hour of our death. Amen.
The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.
Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in his life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Resources for Parents
Books and articles: A Catholic Parent’s Toolbox: Raising Healthy Families in the 21st Century
By Dr. Joseph White
“Catholic Parenting 101: Tips for Building Strong Catholic Families”
Finding God E-Newsletters by Loyola Press
Four Keys for Practicing Faith
Four Ways Families Can Hand On The Faith series:
Part 1: The Benefits of Discussing Faith as a Family
Part 2: Teaching Kids to Pray
Part 3: Teaching Your Kids to Read the Bible
Part 4: Cementing Your Child’s Faith with Liturgical Year Celebrations