Prayers for Family

World at Prayer blog

Reflections of Family and Faith

"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

John Dacey

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections

Grace in Time

We approach Eastertime. The grace of Easter changes everything! Mary Magdalene went in the predawn to the tomb of Jesus (John 20:1-18). It was dark. She found the tomb empty. We can only imagine shock added to her grief.

Read More

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections

Close to the Light

If we find ourselves outside at sunset and the sky is clear, we can remember how light surprises. As shadows lengthen and the sun dips below the horizon, we can sense the gradual retreat of daylight. Soon, twilight advances and dusk gives way to approaching darkness. This daily transition opens the night sky to our vision. Gradually the stars begin to appear through the blue-gray haze of late evening. The dark of night invites the stars to reveal themselves. More and more, they sparkle in the night sky. They are always there, but visible now only in the darkness. These celestial beacons keep watch through the night, ever vigilant and faithful.

Read More

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections

Care to Follow More Closely

Our Lent has been affected by uncertainty and concern for our world. Our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving have become very real.

Read More

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections

Giving Alms - Finding Ourselves

A family had gathered for a celebration, and one of the younger children, a little boy of three, had just received a cookie for dessert. He relished the sweet, parading through the kitchen with his prized possession. The host family had two playful pups. One of the dogs snatched the cookie! The outraged little boy cried out, “THAT WAS MINE!!!”

Read More

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections

Careful Fasting – Food for Thought

This week, our Careful Lent topic of fasting will be a springboard to a reflection on food. Catholics fast on two days in Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Lent begins and ends thinking about eating! Sometimes when we reduce or moderate something we enjoy, it helps us clarify its real value.

Read More

Blog Feature

Seasonal Reflections  |  Why pray?

Care to Pray - Pray to Care

Last week we recalled the traditional Lenten practices: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. This week, we focus on prayer. We ask the Lord to draw us to a deeper and broader vision of care for others and the world.

Read More