Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The importance of family prayer cannot be underestimated. Only by praying with their children can a father and a mother implant a firm faith that will not die.The family is the "domestic church" where God's children learn to pray "as the Church" and to persevere in prayer. The Lord said, " For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Mt 18:20). The family that prays together invites Jesus in their midst.The presence of Jesus guarantees the efficacy of the prayer. By offering their joys and sorrows in prayer, the Lord grants them the grace to live with each other in charity and peace.They can bear with one another's weakness in patience and kindness by putting the well-bing of the others first. A family that prays together, stays together, especially in these challenging times. If you have not already developed the tradition of praying together, begin today.