By now you all should have seen mysterious jars full of liquid and glitter come home with your children. These are the Prayer Jars we made in spirituality, to artfully demonstrate this month’s virtues of Prayerfulness and Faithfulness. The idea is this: when you shake the jar, the glitter swirls around frantically, like our jumbled, worried thoughts. When you stop shaking, the glitter settles and the liquid clears, becoming still, peaceful and calm. This is what happens when we take a moment to be prayerful: our thoughts settle, and our minds become peaceful and still in the Lord.
We encourage you to have your child try to explain the purpose of the jar to you, and to take a moment to use it together. It’s a wonderful way to begin a nightly prayer!