Through this time with the Lord and His Word in family prayer vocations are born. Our oldest son was just 6 when he began to speak of wanting to become a priest. On his 8th Birthday just over a month ago, he and I were walking to church and I asked him if he wanted to ask the priest to give him a blessing and pray that maybe God would grant him the grace to become a priest. He told me he would pray that he could become a priest silently when the priest was blessing him. Just before Mass we said hello to the priest who was going to be saying the Mass. My son asked for a blessing as it was his birthday. The Father placed his hands on his head and blessed him and concluded by saying I not only bless you but ordain you to be a priest. My son and I were both shocked to hear the priest say this as we had not said anything to him about his thoughts about a vocation. This was also the first time this visiting priest had met my son. I share this personal story to show the fruits of family prayer and reading scripture as a family. The children’s rosary is dedicating this year to renewal of family prayer. If you would like a Read Aloud Children’s Bible please contact us and we will get you one. See the about us section of the blog for contact information.
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