Episode 7 – Praying with Our Children with Mary Mirrione

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken

nor my covenant of peace be removed,
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

All your children will be taught by the Lord,
and great will be their peace.”

Isaiah 54: 10,13

Our lives are in a very unique place with the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic flooding the world. As Christians how do we respond to such a time? We have an opportunity to respond with hope and prayer. May the child lead us to a response of overwhelming thanksgiving to the abundance of gifts that surround us that maybe we are normally too busy to see. May we silence ourselves enough to be able to hear God whisper our name. Gianna Gobbi says, “Silence is a necessary means of listening to and responding to God… This is the greatest help to the child in becoming aware of and mastering his or her own actions.” May we embrace this opportunity to walk towards God leading others in our lives towards Him as well.

Here are links to some helpful resources.

Leading Children to Silence

The Sound of Silence

Preparing a Prayer Space at Home