A challenge when we say the Our Father is to not say it automatically, without thinking. Instead when we pray it, try to see which phrase stands out the most. It will vary from day to day. Maybe that’s what God wants us to focus on in that moment.
A prayer rock is a simple way to remember to pray each day. Parents can lay them on their children’s pillows so they remember to pray. Teens can keep them in their backpacks or lockers. Anyone can put them on a desk or carry a small one in a pocket or purse.
The Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours is a really peaceful way to end my day.Some people feel like the Liturgy of the Hours is too “old fashioned” to use with teens and children, but many can appreciate it.
It is good to learn a new prayer from time to time. While you like just sitting and listening or doing something a little less structured like Lectio Divina, sometimes there are times when a traditional prayer brings comfort and inspiration.
The rosary is one of the most misunderstood Catholic devotions. While some non-Catholics see it as worshiping Mary, it is in fact focused on Christ. When we pray the rosary we focus on important events in the life of Christ. When we meditate on these mysteries we consider these events and how they relate to our own lives and our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Praying for someone who has hurt you is difficult. This prayer is especially powerful if you are still harboring some resentment. Pray from your heart, but if you are having trouble getting started, try this prayer.