The second presentation that Chris will give at the Assembly 2015 is about teaching couples how to pray.
Saint John Paul II taught that families have a “priestly mission” that includes living a life of prayer together in the home—husband and wife together, parents and children together. Yet, most spouses do not pray outside of the Mass and would likely say they do not know how. As the bishops explore pastoral care in the evangelization of families, it is appropriate for us to examine how pastoral ministers can guide couples and families to encounter Christ together. This presentation will offer practical guidance for meeting this pastoral need and will equip participants for teaching couples how to pray together. Three areas will be addressed: simplicity in prayer, incorporating the Church’s forms of prayer, and encountering Christ in the Sacred Scriptures.