About this Book:
An experienced DRE presents 70 engaging and creative prayer experiences for children ages 5-10 that invite children to make prayer a part of their daily lives. These prayer experiences can be used by any catechist, beginners as well as veterans, but also by parents because they offer inspiration and guidance for teaching about prayer at home.
There are seven chapters, each with a number of creative activities to celebrate and learn about prayer. Each helps catechists pray with children in ways that speak to their lives and interests, including talking to God in their own words, expressing praise to God through artwork, praying with Scripture, praying through the Mass, remembering to pray for the needs of others, praying with the psalms, and much more.
All of these activities will help catechists pray with children in ways that will help them form prayer habits that will deepen their personal relationship with God.
About the Author:
Patricia Mathson has been involved in catechetical ministry with children and adults for more than 25 years. She has been a parish director of faith formation in Fort Worth, Texas and Des Moines, Iowa. She holds a masters degree in religious education from the University of Dallas. She is currently Children's Ministry Coordinator at Hope Family Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She is a workshop presenter on topics including prayer, sacraments, and saints. She is the author of 10 books and 60 magazine articles in the field of faith formation.
Trim size: 5 ½" X 8 1/2"