How Do You Pray? 5 Daily Prayers for Busy Families

Written by Amy Brooks on Friday, 16 June 2017. Posted in How Do You Pray?, Family Faith, Prayer

How Do You Pray?  5 Daily Prayers for Busy Families

Our family life is hectic, chaotic and disorganized.  And that was before we were blessed with children.

There are certain times we do come together to pray on a consistent basis, and, well – if we can do it, then I am sure you can too!

When do we pray?

We pray consistently before meals and before bedtime.

We make a serious effort to eat dinner as a family. Lately, it has been a challenge and it doesn’t always happen, but that is not the norm. One thing we do well is family dinner time.

If having dinner together in your family is the norm, that makes praying beforehand a completely attainable goal.

We also pray before bedtime.

Part of our “tucking in” routine involves bedtime prayer. In our house it usually is just one parent at this stage, but we have done this as a family as well.

This is where we are with our prayer life right now.

But I hope to bloom where we are planted.  I would love to someday pray the Rosary as a family after dinner.  Another goal I have to prayer journal more with our children.

What prayers do we say?

Read more about the specific prayers Amy & her family say on her blog at Prayer, Wine, Chocolate.  You will also find printable versions of these prayers you can use if you find any of them helpful for your family.


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About the Author

Amy Brooks

Amy Brooks

I’m a 41 year-old wife and mom to one amazing boy. My husband and I still desire more children and are hopeful adoptive parents. I’m a dreamer, a believer and a constant work in progress. I am all about setting goals and going for it. I believe in life’s abundance, the Lord’s love for each and every individual and that every day is a new beginning that can be filled with hope.

For as long as I can remember, my faith has been my parachute, bridge, comfort and lens. I always dreamed about becoming a wife and mother, but the journey to those destinations were not the routes I had envisioned. As I traveled here, I had the opportunity of losing myself in my passion for teaching, the honor of coaching many young athletes in track and cross country and the privilege of earning my Master’s Degree in History.

Amy blogs regularly at Prayer, Wine, Chocolate.  You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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