We prayed a family Rosary last night and as always it's a rich blessing to me. Hearing the voices of my children, led by my husband, rising up in unison to Our Father in prayer and asking for the intercession of the Blessed Mother, is the most precious thing in the world.
I only wish I could be disciplined enough to do it everyday with the kids. We used to pray it in thirds throughout the school day but somewhere in our busy schedule it got dropped. I know, shame on me. It takes 15 minutes, that is really nothing when you think about it.
I found a solution to getting all our other prayers in though. I printed them, cut them out and matted them. Then I posted them throughout the house in places we are a few times a day - kitchen sink window, bathroom mirror, front door, computer desk. I am finally able to remember them this way. For too long I had them in my binder, my bible or my journal and I just never got to them. Now I say them everyday.
I need to choose a time for the Rosary everyday. I have it on cd.
This week we will focus on St. Michael, dh assigned the memorization of his prayer for the week. Woohoo!! He hasn't assigned anything in, let's see...EVER!
The assignment came as we wrapped up the tea party. Sunday nights are historically family nights for us. In the last year they morphed into tea parties, though my oldest is not terribly found of that verbiage. We don't always drink tea, last night it was milkshakes. We played Dinsey's Haunted Mansion (CLUE), Cranium, and Disney's Trivial Pursuit. (For the record - I get no kickback from Disney) and after our games before bed we prayed our Rosary. Then dh started talking about St. Michael, thus the assignment. It was a perfect night. We haven't done this in a few weeks and the kids have been letting me hear about it. Just goes to show how easy it is to get off track and lose sight of the whole point.
Get to Heaven Bring Your Family
(not my line, totally borrowed and adapted from a Danielle Bean talk I heard this spring)
My coffee is but a stain in the bottom of my Tinkerbell mug, and it's time to rouse the little girl I babysit and get her breakfast and ready for the bus. My kidlets will get up as she is leaving.
I hope you have an amazing day! It's beautiful here, and I can tell this is going to be a good day. I might even get some painting done :)
Many blessings to you,