Ngā karakia mō ngā whānau - Family Prayer
The Family that Prays Together
There are many ways to pray. It's not the form that is important, but the fact that we are spending time in communication with God.
The only way to learn to pray is to do it. A great place to learn to pray is in a family environment. There are many opportunities for family prayer.
Praying at Home
We are not restricted to Church buildings as places of prayer. Where ever we gather we can pray. As the Domestic Church the family is where we learn to pray.
Pray for our own needs, the needs of the world. To petition (to ask), to praise and to give thanks. This might be through traditional prayers such as novenas or the rosary but we are only limited by imaginations. When we are deliberate about placing ourselves in the presence of God, about listening, responding and acting we are praying.