Friday, March 31, 2017
Mass Offered on April 1, 2017 for Renewal of Family Prayer
A Mass will be offered tomorrow for Renewal of Family Prayer through the Capuchin Missions. This is something we do on the first Saturday of every month. The children also pray for renewal of family prayer in their prayer groups. In addition, over 800 individual 9 day novenas have been said by members oft the Children's Rosary to different saints also asking for renewal of family prayer. Why so much attention and prayer for this topic?
The Children's Rosary is not an intercessory prayer group, meaning its purpose is not to pray for intentions, rather it is a prayer group for children which helps support their prayer lives. Yet one cannot ignore the importance of prayer in the family. Saints throughout history have championed prayer in the family. The famous saying coined by Servant of God Fr. Patrick Peyton summaries it so beautifully, "The family that prays together stays together". And so to keep and strengthen our families we pray for them. We hope that the prayer the children experience in their prayer groups will blossom into a richer prayer life in their homes. Many members of the Children's Rosary have shared how this is happening in their families.
The picture above are children who are part of the Children's Rosary in the village of Dugl Mood in Pakistan. The Children's Rosary is spreading in a beautiful way... village to village in Pakistan. There have also been reports of families returning to praying the Rosary in their homes in the villages where Children's Rosary prayer groups exist in Pakistan. We thank God for such blessings.
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