Prayer Life as an At-Home Parent

  1. Joanna Jensen-Padda says:

    Thank you for this, very inspiring. I do some of these things already but felt guilty about it as though it wasn’t ‘good enough’ prayer. You’ve really liberated me from that false guilt.

  2. Amber says:

    I have read this multiple times as I have it saved, and every time I find a new things in it that speaks to me in my situation. So thank you!!
    I have been going through a rough patch of life and have found so much comfort in little prayers throughout the day. One thing I did recently was make the lock screen on my iPhone a picture of St. John Paul II with a quote from him. This wasn’t really my intention in doing so, but I have found it to be a way to remind myself to invoke his intercession every time I check my phone (which of course is A LOT!).
    When I was pregnant, I wore a necklace with a St. Gerard medal on it. That reminded me throughout the day, such as when I was looking at myself in the mirror while washing my hands, to ask for his intercession for myself and my unborn baby. Little reminders to ask for the help of our family in heaven!

  3. Jacque says:

    Thank you for this! And thank you for saying that waking up earlier didn’t work. Whenever I woke up earlier so did my kids. And even though they know to stay in their room until 7am, it’s not relaxing to hear them asking if they can come out, or fighting, or jumping around. My days were stretching on forever…and then baby #3 came along and she didn’t care about my mornings. I’m so tired of people telling me to get up earlier for quiet time! And I love all these other ideas. And desperately need this print for the laundry room. A good reminder that even baby Jesus had to be cared for!

  4. Olivia Guerrero says:

    Hi Nancy. This was a beautiful email. I do some of the things you mentioned but I love learning new ideas that I can apply.

    I’be had the Laudate app for awhile and I love it. Before I get out of bed I read the daily prayer and the daily bible verse. Since I have a long commute I sometimes will listen/pray with the Rosary podcast.

    I would like to suggest another app. It’s Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly. Check it out and let me know what you think.

    Your sister in Christ,
    I love being Catholic ?

  5. Sara says:

    Yes, thank you! And any chance you know the name of that print of Mary washing the laundry? It’s stunning!

  6. Amy says:

    Wow! I really needed this! Since baby #3 my prayer life has fizzled and I feel so guilty. Thank you for the great suggestions but especially thank you for reminding me that Jesus isn’t angry, just waiting! God Bless!

  7. Jodi says:

    I really needed this right now, Nancy. Thank you, and God bless you and your beautiful family!

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