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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Teaching the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day, our daily bread.”

“Give us this day our daily bread.” JAMES BLANKENSHIP “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”  – John 10:10 In the fourth...

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...

A New Catechetical Year — A prayer service to begin

MARC CARDARONELLA Beginnings are always exciting. This is especially true as the school year or the new catechetical year begins. There are new possibilities, new...

Praying the Scriptures: A Guide for Teens to Engage with God

BY BECKY GROTH "Mom, we read a Bible verse, go around and say what word or sentence jumped out at us, read the verse again,...

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...

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...

Nine Reasons to Love Novenas

Lent is a great time to take up a novena MARY LOU ROSIEN Novenas aren’t for controlling God, but for opening ourselves to God in order...

Help Students Pray What They Believe and Live What They Pray

On Moving Beyond Recitation of Prayers JARED DEES You have a choice: class prayer can be quick and forgettable, or it can be heartfelt and memorable....

Five-Finger Glove Prayer Craft

Get to the heart of prayer with this prayer prompt. SARA JONCKHEERE Pope Francis gave us a simple way to pray for five different categories of...

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...