Scriptural Prayer and Reflection:
Among the many ways to pray, scriptural prayer is one of the best for children. The stories, images, characters, and words of the Bible are an excellent starting point for a child’s prayer. Using Scripture as a foundation for prayer helps children to engage their imagination and, in turn, express their feelings, thoughts, and concerns. When you first start praying with the children, explain that praying is talking and listening to God.
How to find a Bible Passage
The Gospel of Matthew is in the New Testament of the Bible. Let’s look at the first reading Matthew 5: 5.
In scriptural prayer, we listen to God’s voice by doing the following:
This week we will focus on the third Beatitude.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.”
What It Means:
As the old saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.” And, don’t forget, patience is a virtue. That’s what the third Beatitude means. Wait patiently, without creating a fuss, and work toward your goals without whining or complaining.
Talk with your grown-up about something you’ve been wanting or something you’ve been hoping to do. That can be your goal. Then ask what you can do to earn that thing or activity. Maybe it’s cleaning your room every day for a week, or it could be listening and following directions without arguing.
Watch these videos with your child. They are short!
The Holy Spirit and Pentecost
Learn about Saint Teresa of Avila. Her Feast Day is October 15th. St. Teresa of Avila models the virtue of prayerfulness.
The Hail Mary. October is the month of the Rosary. Pray the Hail Mary as a family.
Return to First Communion page.