Family Prayer  Many people ask me why prayer is so important. There are many benefits to daily prayer. Maybe we feel we are not doing anything. But we are! If we have a conversation with others, we feel that we are doing something. Conversations have the potential to change the world. I think of all the conversations Jesus had that changed so many lives. Hitler had many conversations with his cronies to organize his evil deeds. If we have no problem conversing with others whatever the intention from idle-talk to deep convictions; why do we not value our conversations with Jesus or His blessed Mother? There are many benefits to prayer from received grace to lower blood pressure. But how we learn to pray comes from the home. When was the last time the family sat down and prayed the rosary together? Continue reading