Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Family that Prays

I confess: We're a little awkward around prayer. Neither hubby nor I are quite sure how to do it gracefully and we always feel a bit weird praying at dinner or out loud.

And though we're Christian, we don't feel Christianity holds a monopoly on God.

Now that I've confessed that, obviously, prayer is important to many families and I believe praying together binds you to each other and a higher power. Therefore, part of this blog will be to find family prayers to share with you each week.

This week's prayer is from Bread on the Waters, a Catholic site. The full prayer is available on the Christmas and Advent Prayer page, but the end is a prayer unto itself:
O God,
bless our family
and all its members and friends;
bind us together by your love.
Give us kindness and patience
to support each other;
and wisdom in all we do.
Let the gift of your peace
come into our hearts
and remain with us.
May we rejoice in your blessings
for all our days.

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