Give Your Children the Gift of Prayer this Lent
While sitting in church and praying for my three kids, I asked how I could make this Lent meaningful. How can I encourage them to do something this Lent that will bring them into the Heart of Jesus?
I looked down at my wrist and saw my Jesus Prayer Bracelet. This bracelet woven with 33 beads is a great everyday reminder to stop, breathe and pray —on each bead, pray "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God" as you inhale and "have mercy on me" as you exhale.
It is said that this prayer is one of the most powerful prayers one can say and that it has healed many.
Lent is a time to "Repent and believe in the Gospel."
I took my bracelet off my wrist and wrapped it around my son's as I whispered in his ear, "This is the Jesus Prayer… the 33 beads represent His lifetime. Say it each day during Lent."
Later that day, I sent him a text reminding him of the prayer.
I pray that this little bracelet reminds him to stop and pray this Lent and always.
—Amy D'Ambra/MSMH Founder and Co-Owner