How do I foster worship in the domestic church? How does prayer and worship at Mass flow-over into what we should be doing at home? My children resist our family prayer-time, what should I do? Can my prayers for my kids count on their behalf and in their place? I know praying for my family is important, why do I resist it? Does the faith of my children rely on my prayers? Should I be praying for my kids every day? How can I stir faith in my kids? I don’t know what to say to God in prayer, how do I start? How can I find the strength to abandon my moments of desperation into the hands of God? What does being ‘desperate before God’ really look like?
“As mothers we are always finding opportunities, or the opportunities find us, to be desperate before God; and it’s actually a gift.” -Kari
“As human being we don’t like feeling out-of-control. We don’t fail from not being able to stand on our own two feet; real failure comes when we fail to lean on God.” -Tom
In today’s podcast the Currans give a three-step solution to help parents foster prayer (and combat resistance to prayer) in the home: pray for your kids, pray with your kids, and teach your kids to pray. Tom talks about the 3 stances of prayer before God: desperation, resignation and adoration. Kari shares some examples of desperation in everyday motherhood, and reflects on how the season of Lent is a reminder that we are all still ‘on the way.’