Great Ideas: Praying for Families

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Teach your students to intercede for others in prayer: from the TCT archives.

When we return from the Christmas break, we start the New Year by praying for all our families. Each week we list a certain number of families — 12 this year — in our newsletter. During the following week we ask everyone to pray for those families.

We complete our family prayers in May when all families have been remembered. This is a New Year’s resolution we are happy to keep.

~ Submitted by Georgette Schraeder  (at time of original publication, principal, St. Leo Catholic Parish School, Winston-Salem, NC)

This great idea was originally published in our January/February 2012 issue.

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