Prayer life is very important and I wish to develop in my children a strong habit of prayer ( talking to God and the Blessed Mother and knowing that they are always present and ready to listen).
My children are very young and do not have the ability to memorize prayers or comprehend what they mean yet. I have made up prayers and found some simple prayers that they can easily remember and pray with me like:
Dear Lord, Thank you for this day. Thank you for our blessings. Bless our family and friends. Keep us all safe today/tonight. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us.
Thank you for the world so sweet. Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing. Thank you God for everything. – Edith Rutter Leatham
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray thee Lord my soul to keep. Thy love stay with me all the night and wake me with the morning light. – Anonymous
I have also found that singing the prayers are received by them so enthusiastically.
What prayers do you say with your children? Share them with us.