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Blessings and Prayer for Home and Family [Paperback]

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Hundreds of traditional and contemporary blessings and prayers 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. Contents include: 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 Intercessions

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In straightforward language that is clear and dignified, this new book offers hundreds of traditional and contemporary blessings and ritual prayers, suitable for all occasions in the life of Christian families and communities. Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family will serve families and small communities in the many events of their lives. An essential book for every home, this rich resource will help families and community members celebrate the day-to-day experiences of life together in a spirit of sharing and love. Many of the prayers and blessings in this book transcend denominational boundaries, and will appeal to adults and children alike. For parents, this book will impart a habit that will sustain, comfort and guide children throughout their lives. Although it is designed primarily for family and small-community gatherings, it will serve as a valuable guide to all those called to perform blessings as part of their ministry.

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Studio: ACTA Publications
Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2008
Publisher   ACTA Publications
ISBN  0879463805  
ISBN13  9780879463809  

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Prayers for Families, Small Groups, and Parish Ministers  Nov 30, 2008
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops developed this comprehensive prayer book primarily to teach and sustain families as they encounter important moments in life, both joyful and sorrowful. Although the book's prayers and prayer services are geared to families and faith sharing groups, they are also suitable for parish ministries, especially those involving sacramental preparation.

The titles of all seven main chapters begin with the phrase "Blessing God." The introduction explains that to bless God "is to remember, recall, and invoke God's presence and assistance, as well as to offer our praise." Blessings are appropriate for any time or circumstance and keep us in touch with creation, revelation, salvation, and mission. Chapters address blessing God in engagement and marriage and in new beginnings; in time of sickness and death; and during Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter. The two longest sections focus on blessings in daily life and traditional prayers. The daily life chapter offers prayers for morning, evening, and mealtime; annual holidays; work and school; animals and pets; weather; and "comings and goings." Traditional prayers such as the Stations of the Cross and Rosary are often accompanied by historical background.

The user-friendly layout features red type for titles, subtitles, introductory notes, and suggestions for adapting and expanding the prayers. A detailed table of contents and index make searching for just the right blessing an easy task.

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