What matters most is that your prayer is authentic, spoken from the hopes and fears of your heart. God knows you and delights in your voice.
“May the hand of God protect us. May the way of God direct us. May the shield of God defend us.”
“Inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footprints of Your beloved Son.”
A series of thoughts/practices/prompts, one for each day of Lent. It’s a beautiful balance of the divine and ordinary; the sublime and the every-day.
An activity for all ages, the Lords Prayer Tracing Cross is visual and tactile way to deepen prayer experience. Try it this Lent at church or home.
If we are ‘marked as Christ’s own,’ what are the ‘marks of love’ that characterize the Divine Life abiding and at work within us? The Brothers of SSJE’s Lenten workbook for 2017.
What does Christmas Eve look like in the home? Simple rituals like creche blessings, songs, and Bible stories draw our attention to Christ’s birth.
A collection of Building Faith’s Advent posts, including activities for the congregation, the classroom, and the home, from wreaths to calendars to prayers. Advent is a season of preparation and anticipation, these posts aim to help.
From at-home activities, to the history and meaning of Thanksgiving, you are sure to find something helpful: a round-up of Building Faith articles
Books for adults and children help us prepare for Advent and Christmas, at home and in worship.
With a multitude of options, you are sure to find something for individuals, households, or congregations. Here’s to Advent and Christmas 2016.
Forward Movement offers resources for the 2016 season of Advent: books for individuals and families for daily devotion and preparation.
A new DVD for elementary-age students that teaches children an overall concept of Christian prayer in a fun and engaging way.
Lectio Divina is the ancient practice of praying with Scripture in four steps: reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation. Using a children’s Bible and modified questions, lectio can successfully help children listen to God speak through His Word.
Collaborative art projects fully engage teens. Experiential projects allow all styles of learners to shine, as different aspects require different skills.
Each fall as children and teens go back to school, parents and teachers feel that sacred tug. Call it a moment of grace; call it a sacrament; delight in it.
Growing food from the earth is much like growing faith. The growing never really ends, and the fruits of the spirit appear.
Making and using prayer sticks are a simple way to create an intentional and consistent prayer practice in your home.