In straightforward language that is clear and dignified, this new book offers hundreds of traditional and contemporary blessings and ritual prayers, suitable for all occasions in the life of Christian families and communities. Blessings and Prayers for Home and Family will serve families and small communities in the many events of their lives. An essential book for every home, this rich resource will help families and community members celebrate the day-to-day experiences of life together in a spirit of sharing and love. Many of the prayers and blessings in this book transcend denominational boundaries, and will appeal to adults and children alike. For parents, this book will impart a habit that will sustain, comfort and guide children throughout their lives. Although it is designed primarily for family and small-community gatherings, it will serve as a valuable guide to all those called to perform blessings as part of their ministry.