A Prayer for Playing Together

There is something about play that opens us up to wonder and receiving from our Creator. We see how children seem to understand this innately: their playing grounds them in the present and allows them to delight without rush. This week, pray with us that it may be so, that we take the time to slow down and experience some magic through play.

 

Head over to Alabaster to grab a copy of Towards Rest, where you can find Kayla’s chapter about play and rest.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

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The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for Fathers

With Father’s Day coming up, we’re offering a prayer for fathers, holding space for all of the love, complexities, grief, and joy. We hope this prayer meets you where you are and that you experience the comfort of God as your heavenly father as you listen and pray. 

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

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The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for Summer

With the beginning of summer, we invite you to pray with us for childlike wonder and reminders of the Creator of all seasons. We reflect on Psalm 104:19 and Genesis 8:22, verses that tell of God’s constant presence with us. May this be an encouragement to you as you enter this time of year with your family.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

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The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for the End of the School Year

With the end of the school year, we want to pause and offer a prayer to mark this transition. Join us in giving thanks, looking back on what was, and asking for compassion and curiosity for the world and all who live in it.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

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The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for Foster Care

More than 400,000 children are in foster care in the United States. May is National Foster Care Month, and for this episode, we’ll be reflecting on God as a loving parent through Psalm 86:15. Even if foster care is not part of your journey, we invite you to pray with us for the caregivers and children whose stories include it.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.

 

The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for Hearing God

Hearing God doesn’t require us to be in just the right environment and under the perfect conditions. What if we asked to hear God in the ordinary or unexpected? This episode, we read from John 10:27 and offer a prayer for hearing the One who is present in all of the details of our everyday.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.

 

Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.

 

The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for When You Need Hope

Breath prayers give us a moment of pause and centering without the pressure of coming up with a bunch of pretty words. Join us for this episode as we meditate on Psalm 37:3-6 and share a breath prayer to help you focus your body and mind on the One who gives you each gorgeous breath. We hope that with this prayer, you feel a little more rooted and connected.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig

 

Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review. 

The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed by parenting with all of the distractions and heaviness of a weary world? For our first episode, we’re offering A Prayer for the Overwhelmed (which can also be found on page 94 of To Light Their Way). Join us for this prayer for peace, strength for the day, and hope for tomorrow as we’re in the thick of parenting. May this time be a deep, restorative breath in the midst of the busy, the messy, and the clutter.

 

You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of To Light Their Way wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig

 

Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review. 

The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.


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Don’t have the words to pray? Now you do. If you're like most parents, you're exhausted. Prayer feels out of reach. But you're not alone.

With short, welcoming episodes, Liturgies for Parents invites parents like you to take a breath and find comfort in the prayers of another.

Each week, you'll hear some scripture, a short prayer, and a gentle reminder of God's presence in your life from Kayla Craig, a mom of four and author of To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents.

In a weary world, Liturgies for Parents offers a nuanced and nurturing moment of reprieve, inviting all who are raising kids to breathe and remember that God is with you. Liturgies for Parents will leave you feeling a bit more centered -- and a bit more rooted in God's big love for you, your family, and your neighbors, too.