The family that prays will have the Risen Lord Jesus as a frequent guest in their home.
God never tires of hearing us speak prayers from our heart. A contemporary story by Venerable Fulton Sheen explains the importance of repetitive prayer as practiced in the Rosary. God will never grow weary of our prayers to his beloved Mother.
Encourage your family to be quick to reach out toward God not only when engaged in silent prayer, but also in daily tasks. Call Him to mind so that your everyday actions and words may be seasoned with the salt of God’s love. How can you and your family deepen your prayer life and include both types of praying throughout your day? Help each other come up with ideas!
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.