During Lent, Catholics are called to pay special attention to the ways that we use and share our resources. We are also encouraged to spend more time in prayer. Children learn about prayer by seeing adults pray. Make sure to leave ample time for unrushed, uninterrupted prayer time in your classroom and encourage your children to pray regularly at home. Ask them about when they pray at home: before meals or when they go to bed. Brainstorm times during the day that they can pray—on the ride to school or when they wake up, for example. Share these prayer resources with your families:
- Seeds children will enjoy leading their families in the Blessing Before Meals.
- Good News children will learn how to identify the prayers of the Church after completing the Which Prayer… activity page.
- As the season begins, families can gather to decide how they will have their best Lent. Share Take Up Your Cross, a family prayer service that includes time to discuss how children and adults will pray and fast.
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