Saturday, February 25, 2017

Pro-Life Prints :: Praying for Others

Pro-Life Prints is a brilliant addition to the Culture of Life Studies Program. It has been a fun and engaging hands-on way to teach our little ones more about the dignity of every human life!

We worked through the four lessons the last week of January (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3) following the presidential inauguration and leading up to this year's annual March for Life, but our youngest ended up coming down with a virus on Day 4 so we finished the final lesson in shifts. It was the first thing he wanted to do as soon as he was feeling better again the following Monday, but it's taken me nearly a month to get back to sharing the photos with you all!

This fourth and final lesson focused on Praying for Others. We talked about the importance of praying for friends, family, and even strangers. The lesson also included a special tip to help us remember everyone for whom we need to pray, including ourselves.

.: Pray for the World :.

The whole world needs our prayers. 

"Yet, Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay and You are the Potter: we are all the work of Your hand." - Isaiah 64:7

My Life with God by Father Lovasik

.: Praying for Others :.

Use your finger to remember who to pray for. 

I loved the explanations used in the lesson! In summary, the thumb is for family and those closest to you, the index finger is for teachers and all those who instruct you, the middle/tallest finger is for all those in authority, the ring finger (which is the weakest finger) is for unborn babies and all of the weakest members of our society, and finally the pinkie is a reminder to pray for ourselves last. After praying for all the others we will be better able to pray for ourselves and ask God for what we truly need.

"Pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful." - James 5:16

Manner's in God's House: First Prayers and First Missal

.: Cover Page :.

.: Additional Picture Books :.

I pulled out some picture books from our collection to incorporate into the lesson: 
Prayers for Everyday by Father Lovasik

And from our collection of Father Lovasik books:

My Family from Naturally CatholicFavorite Prayers for Catholic Children

Culture of Life Studies is offering 25% off Pro-Life Prints for Shower of Roses visitors with coupon code: ROSES25
(offer valid until Ash Wednesday - March 1, 2017)

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