Prompt Me to Pray…with the 12 Days of Christmas!

Most of us are familiar with the Christmas Song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and how it represents symbols of Catechism for the early Christians with the gifts that God gave to us. From the partridge representing Jesus Himself, each day brings numbered gifts to represent various elements of our Faith:

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Bless Us, O Lord {Book Review}

Bless Us O Lord: A Family Treasury of Mealtime Prayers

by Robert M. Hamma

Bless Us O Lord offers an extensive collection of prayers for mealtime for Days of the Week, specific Days within the Seasons of the Liturgical Calendar, Holidays and Saints’ Days, and other special occasions. For each of the Saints’ Days, a quick bio of the Saint is presented, followed by a customized prayer either attributed to the Saint or expressing special insight or gifts of the Saint for us to pursue or imitate.

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Oremus {Book Review}

This is such a handy little prayer book, especially for me since our Parish started having Adoration every Thursday evening and Friday morning.

I’m too young to have learned the Latin prayers and this book has all of the prayers: Morning Prayers, Prayers at Meals, Evening Prayers, Prayers for Adoration and Holy Communion, The Rosary, Consecration to Mary, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy, many Marian Prayers, Psalms and so much more! And they are all presented in English on one page, and Latin on the facing page. So even if you grew up memorizing these Latin prayers, now you can know exactly what you are saying with the translation right in front of you.

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Awaken My Heart {Book Review}

Awaken My Heart:
52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Awaken My Heart is available at Ave Maria Press at this link: Awaken My Heart

Maybe you’re looking for a new prayer routine for the new year? Awaken My Heart is a yearly devotional for women with a heartfelt reflection, a Soul Exercise and Your Heart’s Prayer for each of the 52 weeks of a whole year. Every week is a treasure, focusing on receiving His Peace, becoming childlike, not being afraid, having mercy on yourself, being brave, letting Him heal you…and the list goes on for 52 reflections!

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Prompt Me to Pray through Advent and Christmas

I’ve always been a fan of living more liturgically throughout the Catholic Seasons AND I’ve got a renewed passion for developing personal prayer and those TWO things are coming together!

This past summer, I released my new book Prompt Me to Pray and we’ve received wonderful feedback from so many people! We’ve actually heard from some readers that this little book has changed their prayer life! I’m humbled and honored…and so excited to find others as excited as I am with this practical plan that works to develop more consistent prayer from the heart and a deeper relationship with Jesus!

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Equipping Catholic Families…for December Saints Days and Celebrations!

Equipping Catholic Families for December Saints!

It’s December already and we’re nearing the end of the first week of Advent!

Here is our monthly summary of crafts and family traditions related to the Monthly Devotion, Key Feast Days and the appropriate Season of the Liturgical Calendar: Advent!

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A Better Advent

There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a challenging year!  As Advent starts tomorrow, we might be tempted to bring out all the stops to make this NEW liturgical year SO much better than the last one. I like to offer all the Advent options: the Advent Calendar, the Advent Wreath, the Jesse Tree.
On the other other hand, we might want to skip Advent altogether and jump into celebrating Christmas,

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Prompt Me to Pray through Advent

I’ve just created a Easy Quick Guide Companion for Prompt Me to Pray!

Prompt Me to Pray through Advent introduces a practical plan for more consistent prayer from the heart, particularly during the Liturgical Season of Advent. Particular experiences and circumstances within these four weeks before Advent can be associated with opportunities to pray. This booklet offers prayers as well as prayer journal prompts to make the most of Advent and the early celebration of Christmas, to dig deeper into prayer as we prepare our hearts for the Birth of Jesus.

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NEW Quick Start Guide: Prompt Me to Pray…with the Saints!

With the recent Solemnity of All Saints, I’ve been thinking about how we can let the Saints prompt us to pray! If you’ve visited Equipping Catholic Families or our Arma Dei Shoppe, you’ll know that we’re big fans of the Saints. The Communion of Saints offers us mentors in our Catholic Faith, patrons of almost anything you can think of for intercession, and models of persistent pursuit of holiness, wholeheartedly seeking virtue, prayer, and union with God.

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NEW Reviews: Prompt Me to Pray

Great news this morning! Prompt Me to Pray has just been awarded the Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writers Guild! What does that mean? Read all about it here!

and in other news about Prompt Me to Pray…

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