Called to Pray

Daily Prayers for Catholic Schools

Format: Paperback

Publication date: October 5, 2018

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Winner of a 2019 Catholic Press Association Award: Prayers (Honorable Mention).

Catholic school teachers often ask for prayer resources they can use in the classroom. Award-winning theology teacher Justin McClain offers more than two hundred original prayers to meet those requests. This collection of short prayers is arranged by school-year-related themes and can be read by a teacher or student. It is filled with fresh, timely, and meaningful prayers that fit well into any classroom schedule.

Called to Pray: Daily Prayers for Catholic Schools is perfect for use with Catholic school students in grades five through twelve. The prayers are organized into six different themes:

  • special school occasions such as the first day of school
  • prayers for the school community, including administrators, teachers, coaches, support staff, and students
  • prayers for friends and family
  • holidays and observances such as Earth Day
  • liturgical seasons and holy days
  • general prayers for the school year

Four types of prayer are included throughout the book—adoration, contrition, petition, and thanksgiving. Some include class responses. Twenty one of the prayers were written by McClain’s students at Bishop McNamara High School in Bowie, Maryland. Traditional Catholic prayers also are included.

Product Details

Pages: 288

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781594718670

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A great resource.”

    “This collection of prayers, crafted around the daily life of Catholic teachers, students, and school communities, is a great resource and guide for deepening the baptismal vocation to holiness that we all share.”

    Most Rev. Kevin C. Rhoades
    Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend

  • “A powerful and enriching spiritual resource.”

    Called to Pray reminds us that our call to daily prayer leads us to a greater understanding and appreciation of our relationship with our Lord. Whether we are students, parents, teachers, or administrators, the book is a powerful and enriching spiritual resource that serves as a guidepost in our walk of faith.”

    Heather Gossart
    Senior consultant and director of mentoring/coaching
    National Catholic Educational Association

  • “Just what teachers need.”

    “Justin provides just what teachers need. From the first day of school in the fall to the dances and proms in the spring, Called to Pray offers prayers for every day, season, and occasion. Through Called to Pray, teachers and students will come to experience a more vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.”

    Tim Kettenring
    Department chair of theology and religion
    Holy Cross School
    New Orleans, Louisiana

  • “My favorite.”

    “Called to Pray is my ‘go-to’ resource for a variety of prayers for my middle schoolers. Time and time again I find appropriate devotions to use on a daily basis that the students relate to and appreciate. This digest can be utilized for any grade or subject. I highly recommend this topical prayer book that has become my favorite.”

    Diana Brandt
    Eighth-grade teacher at St. Angela Merici Grade School
    Brea, California

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