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Leading Family and Friends Back to God: Family Reflection Video

Leading Family and Friends Back to God: Family Reflection Video

Why pray?  |  Return to the Church

Perhaps you have family or friends who are uncertain about God's love for us and this has led them to drift away from the faith.

St. Paul gives us a great road map, making a case for God.

All of creation and all that works in harmony is designed by God. Every one of us has a longing and searching soul. People who have drifted from the faith might be substituting by being part of a hiking group, playing golf, or any number of activities that give them a sense of satisfaction for body and mind.

The key to inspiring them is to be like St. Paul and Father Peyton, the founder of our ministry. We must place our friendship with God first so that we can speak with understanding and conviction. Then we’ll be able to share how God has made each one of us to be in union with Him, each other, and all of creation. 

And, the good news is that when we struggle to find the words or way to share the faith, Jesus promises to help us through the Holy Spirit.  

About Father David Marcham

Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!