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Monday, April 19, 2021

Be Happy, it’s Easter! A prayer service for the Easter Season

In our culture, Easter is not a celebrated season. After Easter Sunday, little is made of this 50-day period that culminates on Pentecost Sunday....

Prayers for Peace

A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury,...

Prayer of St. John Paul II at Notre Dame, Paris (1980)

Our hearts and prayers here at Bayard, Inc. are with the people of France and with the global Church that weeps at the losses...

Inspiring Teens: Praying with the Saints

LISA MLADINICH In 1992, just before I returned to the Catholic faith, I met a woman who loved St. Thérèse of Lisieux as a friend...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation…”

JAMES BLANKENSHIP And when he came to the place he said to them, "Pray that you may not enter into temptation."  – Luke 22:40 People, by...

Paper Bag Prayer Book

Keep kids’ prayers organized SARA JONCKHEERE This paper bag prayer book serves as a prayer journal and helps students organize their prayers into memorized prayers, prayers...

Encounters with Jesus: 50 ways to help facilitate that with children, youth, and adults

MARY LOU ROSIEN In the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), three weeks are devoted to the scrutinies — dedicated to self-examination, rooting out...

Grow Closer to God

An adaptable prayer service to prepare for Penance or other occasions DEANNA BARTALINI A new calendar year begins, and it presents a wonderful opportunity to...

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer – a series

An Introduction to the Our Father and its First Petition JAMES BLANKENSHIP Editor's note: This is the first in a series on the Lord's prayer. Look...

To Forgive Ourselves—A short Lenten prayer service for adults and teens

WILLIAM B. MILLER Editor’s note: While this prayer service can stand alone, it might also be good preparation for adults and teens prior to receiving...