Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Mass Offered on March 3rd 2018 for Renewal of Family Prayer
A Mass was offered on March 3rd for Renewal of Family prayer. This is something we try to 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 children also invite you to unify prayers with them from your home. By visiting our website (www.childrensrosary.org) and clicking "join in prayer" you can add your gold twinkling light to our View from Heaven map. In this way the children can see you as they pray. This View from Heaven map we feel is a gift from Our Lady and Our Lord in response to so many prayers asking for renewal of family prayer. It is an instrument They have given to encourage us, to let us feel connected and to give us an idea of how our prayers appear in Heaven. We see through the twinkling lights of our prayers how we can illuminate our world.