Family Prayers

Bowing one's head is a sign of reverence and humility before God. It is a simple way to honor the presence of the Lord in your midst. This month, encourage your family to bow their heads during prayer.

A Mealtime Blessing
[Begin with the Sign of the Cross]

Let us pray. [Bow your heads.]

God of Creation, We gather to give you thanks For the food that the earth has provided.

We praise the hands that have made it And take delight in the gifts you have given.

We ask you to bless this food for the health of our bodies. We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Morning Prayer
(A Prayer of Sending Forth)

Let us pray. [Bow your heads.]

Lord Jesus Christ, We praise you and thank you for this new day. As new light dawns, we ask you to hear our prayer.

No matter where we go or what we do today, we ask your unfailing protection. Watch over our children as they go to school today; we leave them in your tender care. Guide us all in faith that we may share the Gospel with all those we meet. Make us strong that we may be witnesses to the Gospel in all that we do. We ask this in your name. Amen.

Evening Prayer

Let us pray. [Bow your heads.]

God of day and God of darkness, From the beginning of the day until its end, We are grateful for your love. We thank you for watching over us today.

We praise you for giving us the courage to be merciful With our family, friends, and co-workers. We ask you to show mercy toward us.

Through your love make us whole and bring us to new life. We make this prayer through Christ Jesus. Amen.

[Conclude with the Sign of the Cross]