Praying a Litany
This is a great time of the year to make praying a litany part of your family prayer practice. Your list can be short and sweet or exhaustive.
Begin by learning about a few saints, then call upon them and have your family respond: Pray for us.
(You don't need to list their patronage, but saying something about them will help your whole family learn more about who they are.)
Saint Francis, patron of animals, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, patron of lost things, pray for us.
Saint Anne, mother of Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joan of Arc, courageous young woman, pray for us.
You may even want to include those "non-official" saints from your family:
Grandma Kathryn, pray for us.
Uncle Bob, pray for us.
A litany is a great way of calling to mind our loved ones--and the saints--who can be examples of how to live faithful lives, especially when we need their example, their encouragement, their presence in our times of need.
Use these links to prepare at home for the Sunday Readings: