One of the most important things we do for our students is teach them how to pray. But our efforts are often hampered by the constraints of time and our own feelings of inadequacy. That's why Time to Pray! is such a welcome resource for both volunteer catechists and Catholic schoolteachers. Time to Pray! features thirty simple prayer services for use throughout the year, each focusing on a saint's day, a liturgical season, a time in the school year, or a particular need.Using the building blocks of the liturgy, each service includes scripture readings, prayers, petitions, litanies, responses, and much more. Each also contains an optional activity that students can complete beforehand and incorporate into the service.Designed especially with students in grades three to six in mind, these prayer services can be adapted for use with other ages as well. They are also perfect for lectionary-based programs, family formation sessions, sacramental preparation meetings, and vacation bible schools. There is even a service for reconciliation and for the new Mysteries of Light. The services encourage everyone to participate, helping students become more comfortable praying together. Time to Pray! includes everything teachers need for each service--even the copyright permission to duplicate. Here at last is a book you don't need to replace each year, a book you will return to time and again!Mathson, Patricia L. is the author of 'Time to Pray! Seasonal Prayer Services for Middle Grades', published 2004 under ISBN 9781594710209 and ISBN 1594710201.