Lessons Learned from My Sickness Part 10: Family that Prays Together, Stays Together
If there’s an image of childhood which remained as a lasting imprint on what I remembered about our family, it’s the family altar.
Tatay and Nanay gathering ten of us children in a corner of our house to read the scriptures, and contribute a statement or two on what we need for God to grant us.
This was a nightly affair which we continue to carry in each of our individual families to which we have settled now.
This strong family prayer life sustains each one of us even when we are already separated by distance and geography.
For instance, my youngest sister Lucy who’s working as a nurse in California always makes it a point to communicate every day with me, our mother and her other siblings, especially in my sickness.
Her generosity knows no bounds and her sacrificial love knows no obstacles. According to her, she was blessed by God so that she can be a blessing to many of us as well.
I’m grateful to God for giving us our family. We stayed together because we are bounded by that strong cord of unity – to pray as a family.
You want to strengthen your family? You can do that by gathering under the altar of prayer.
Posted on FB: 5 March 2015 – 5:11 PM