Item description for Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother's Prayer Book by Julie Cragon...
Overview Every mother prays, even if only,"Lord, give me patience!" Just as children need our love at every age, so too they always need our prayers. Challenged by her children's school principal asking, "If not us, who; if not here, where; if not now, when?" Julie Cragon began praying specifically for each of her children. Just as children need our love at every age, so too they always need our prayers. Cragon provides prayers for every stage of their growth, beginning even before they are born and going all the way to the point when they are becoming moms or dads themselves.
Publishers Description Praying is one of the most vital things we can do for our kids. Just as children need our love at every age, so too they always need our prayers. Cragon provides prayers for every stage of their growth.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 1594710147 ISBN13 9781594710148
Availability 0 units.
More About Julie Cragon
Julie Dortch Cragon owns St. Mary s Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several books, including "Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals" and"Visiting Mary: Her US Shrines and Their Graces." Julie and her husband, Allen, are the parents of six children."
Reviews - What do customers think about Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother's Prayer Book?
Inspirational May 27, 2008
This book has helped me in my prayers for my own children as well as other children in my life. Sometimes I feel stuck and need a little inspiration and the prayers in "Bless My Child" have helped. The book contains many prayers for all stages of our children's lives from before birth to adulthood.
A true blessing Oct 22, 2007
I love this book. I will keep it forever. I think it's a wonderful gift to include in a baby shower gift. My daughter is 3 going on four and already expects me to pray over her every morning. It is so sweet when she reminds me and snuggles up to me and says "Mommy don't forget to pray for me." God bless all the mommies and daddies.
A rich variety of prayers for every occasion May 8, 2005
Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother's Prayer Book by Julie Cragon offers mothers a rich variety of prayers for every occasion. Herself a mother of six (ages 3 through 16), Julie Cragon draws from the vast treasury of Catholic prayer to create new expressions of many beloved devotions. Offered are "Novenas for My Child"; "A Rosary for My Child"; and Stations of the Cross for My Child". Prayers to the saints reveals that we are not alone in parenting, while prayers for growth in virtue aid the realization that the Holy Spirit is always at work in the lives of our children. Bless My Child is especially recommended for new and expectant mothers within the Roman Catholic communities of faith.
Hold Your Child's Life in God's Light Mar 24, 2005
Julie Cragon has crafted special short prayers for her children, aged 3 to 16, as they were, are, and will be. Some reflections begin with a verse from scripture. Many address a specific saint, as, "St. John Berchmans, guide my child as he assists at Mass," and "St. Sebastian, watch over my child during his game today." Nine saints, including Monica (return to faith) and Nicholas (generosity) are invoked in a novena for a child's needs. The "Rosary for my child" offers a short scripture passage and reflection for each of the 20 mysteries. There are prayers for children in myriad phases and circumstances; for example, potty training, loss of a pet, driving, choosing a college, and a first job interview. Prayers in the final chapter relate to serious illness and loss. This book would be a valued gift for parents at any stage of life.