In straightforward language that is clear and dignified, Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family offers hundreds of traditional and contemporary blessings and ritual prayers, suitable for all occasions in the life of Christian families and communities.
The range of blessings in this collection underscores the holiness of the daily activities of all members of the family, whether at work, school or home. Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family will be useful for marking milestones, such as weddings or the birth or adoption of a child; for celebrating important family rituals, such as birthdays or anniversaries; and for offering solace in times of sorrow. It also includes the beautiful traditional prayers such as grace before and after meals, creeds, litanies, the Rosary, and The Way of the Cross.
- Blessing God in Engagement and Marriage
- Blessing God in New Beginnings
- Blessing God in Daily Life
- Blessing God in Time of Sickness
- Blessing God During Advent and Christmas
Adaptability and flexibility were considered in the publishing of this book — the models presented can easily be adapted by changing singular to plural, revising words or phrases, or combining them with other readings and arrangements. A reflection may be made by the leader or others present, or further intentions added to the litanies.
Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family makes an ideal gift for Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other celebrations or events, and is a valuable resource for adult faith groups, sacramental preparation classes, marriage encounter groups, and other parish and community groups. A dedication page allows you to write a personal word to the one to whom you offer the book.