Pray With Me
Grace Mazza Urbanski;
Number of pages: 160
Grace Mazza Urbanski, director of Children’s Ministry for the Apostleship of Prayer, gives parents practical advice on how to help children find opportunities to pray throughout the day in Pray with Me: Seven Simple Ways to Pray with Your Children. Using warmth, humor, and passion, Urbanski draws on personal experience to show how families are brought closer together through deeper contact with God.
There are opportunities for children to pray everywhere—when a friend gets hurt on the playground, before a test in the classroom, and even as they hear ambulance sirens while riding in the car with mom or dad—not just at meals and bedtime. In Pray with Me, Urbanski identifies seven ways that parents can help deepen their child's relationship with God by using everyday life as a trigger for prayer. She shows how spontaneous prayer, traditional prayers you know by heart, scripture, song, silence, and reflection help families draw closer to God and each other.
Urbanski weaves personal stories with a heartfelt devotion to Christ to teach parents how to help their children learn to respond to life in prayer.
Features & Benefits:
- Urbanski is a blogger and speaker on spirituality for families and married couples. She maintains a website, www.prayingwithgrace.org, that reaches thousands of Catholic families and those interested in applying Ignatian spirituality to their children.
Grace Mazza Urbanski teaches high school English at Brookfield Academy in Wisconsin and previously served as national director of children’s ministry with the Apostleship of Prayer. She continues to share her insights on prayer with parents, teachers, and children as a regular contributor to Catechist magazine and keynote speaker and workshop designer for events throughout the United States.
Urbanski graduated summa cum laude as an undergraduate and also earned a master’s degree from Marquette University, where she was formerly a lecturer in the English department. She is a Phi Beta Kappa and a member of several other honors organizations. Urbanski is also a professional vocalist and voice teacher. She is an active member of her parish, St. Mary’s Visitation, where she has served on the pastoral council and chaired the Catholic Formation Committee.
Urbanski and her husband, David, have five children. They live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.