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    Family time in prayer...

    Leader: Let us begin with the sign of the Cross.

    All: In the name of the Father
    and of the Son
    and of the Holy Spirit.
    As it was in the beginning,
    is now and ever shall be,
    world without end.

    Amen.
    All: Dear Jesus,
    we are here to spend a few minutes
    with you in prayer.
    We want to pray for ourselves,
    our friends and neighbours
    and for everyone in the world.
    We know that you came
    to call all of us to know,
    love and serve your heavenly Father
    so that we would be one big, happy family.

    Parent: Jesus, be close to us now
    as we pray to the Father in the words you taught us.

    All: Our Father,
    who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name;
    thy kingdom come;
    thy will be done on earth
    as it is in heaven;
    give us this day our daily bread;
    and forgive us our trespasses
    as we forgive those who trespass against us;
    and lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil....

    Parent Leader: I think now that we should pray
    for our family and for all families.
    We can begin by remembering the Holy Family
    of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph.
    They had their good times and parties
    and they had their hard times too,
    like when it rained every day for a week,
    or when Jesus went to Jerusalem and got lost,
    or when St. Joseph was sick,
    or when their friends were sick.
    But they were happy
    because they loved each other
    and were kind and helpful to each other.
    So let us pray that God will help us
    to be a kind and loving family
    with each one trying to obey God
    and to help one another.

    Of course, the Holy Family
    had relatives and friends,
    and they cared about them too.
    We remember Mary went to stay with Elizabeth
    when she was going to have a baby.
    And St. Joseph was a carpenter
    and was always fixing things for the neighbours.
    And Jesus, besides being a young boy was also God,
    so he was always being good to others.
    Imagine living next to Jesus!
    Could he ever help you with your homework!
    So let us pray for our friends and relatives
    that God will bless them
    and keep them from harm.

    When Jesus grew up
    and left home to go around preaching
    about God the Father and his love for us all,
    he remembered how happy he had been
    with his family
    and tried to make everyone understand
    that we are really one big family,
    with God as our Father.
    he talked about being kind,
    about forgiving those who hurt us,
    about taking care of the hungry
    and those who have no families of their own.
    So let us pray for everybody in the world
    and especially for those
    who have no one to care about them.

    There were men and women
    who listened to Jesus
    and prayed with him
    for those who were poor or sick
    or hungry or did not know
    that God the Father loved them.
    Jesus said to many of these men and women,
    "I am glad that you are praying with me.
    But I would like you to work with me too."
    So the apostles and others
    went around preaching about God's love.
    Other men, and some women too
    were busy helping the sick
    and feeding the hungry and teaching the children.
    As we grow up, Jesus says to us,
    "I am glad that you are praying
    for your family and for others...

    All: Dear Jesus,
    we pray with you to the Heavenly Father
    for all the men and women
    and children of the world,
    those who live with their families
    and those who do not.
    Make us kind and generous to one another
    and protect us with your loving care.
    Please keep us close to you so that
    we too will be a holy family.

    In Jesus' name we pray,

    Amen.

    Parent: Now let us close by asking God's blessing.
    May almighty God bless us,
    Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    All: Amen.


    <span style="font-style: italic">Adapted from <span style="text-decoration: underline">Prayers Online</span></span>
    &quot;&quot;Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt&quot; (Col. 4:6).

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    since we on that topic....do you teach your children to say their prayers?
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    yes my daughter say her prayer before she eat and when she going to bed
    &quot;Faith Is Taking the First Step,
    Even When You Don't See the
    Whole Staircase.&quot;
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    which prayers did you teach her?

    mi mek sarah seh god is good and now i lay me down to sleep
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    yes wen she was small when i lay me down to sleep
    now dat she is big The Our Father prayer and The Lord is my Shepherd and wen eating eather God is Good or For what we are about to receive
    &quot;Faith Is Taking the First Step,
    Even When You Don't See the
    Whole Staircase.&quot;
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    now he says gentle Jesus before bed. sometimes he says his own little prayer... my baby is very christian and his prayers often make me laugh

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    gentle jesus my earliest memories are of my mother saying this prayer with me before bedtime
    <span style="font-style: italic">But si yah! Yu nuh easy! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/704555_dwl.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]</span>

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    yes mi madda use to mek mi sey gentle Jesus
    &quot;Faith Is Taking the First Step,
    Even When You Don't See the
    Whole Staircase.&quot;
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    God make my life a little light
    Within this world to glow;
    A little flame that burneth bright
    Wherever I may go.

    <span style="font-style: italic">Hymn Book</span>
    &quot;&quot;Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt&quot; (Col. 4:6).

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    Re: Family time in prayer...

    the &quot;lay down to sleep&quot; prayer always scared me

    i hated the &quot;if i should DIE before i wake&quot;

    i tried to stay awake all night . . .

    we do free form

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