🙏 Don't have the words to pray? Take mine.
A gift for you before "To Light Their Way" launch day tomorrow (And a special invite & book trailer!)
For the past year and a half, I’ve been working with an amazing publisher getting To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents ready for you.
And…tomorrow is publication day for this beautiful hardcover book we made especially for people like you who care about living out the mysterious, merciful love of God and neighbor.
To celebrate to book launch, I had the honor of sharing my work over at Ann Voskamp’s blog. (She provided these stunning photos.) I have long-admired her poetic writing and it was a gift to a glimmer of my perspectives on prayer. Here’s the link to the piece: “What Do We Pray When We Don’t Have The Words?”.
It was a gift to write and I hope it’s a gift for you to read and receive, too.
Tonight (Oct. 4) is the Last Night to Preorder
That means tonight is the last night you can preorder and get the thank-you gift bundle. (Preorders are a gift to authors because it helps signal to retailers that our books are worth buying & selling.)
You’re Invited: A Virtual Book Tour
I’ve asked some incredible women I admire to join me this week for a bit of a virtual book launch. Look at that lineup!
We’ll be over on Instagram (@kayla_craig and @liturgiesforparents) and would love to have you join us as we explore prayer and parenting. We’ll be sharing parts of our journeys and we’ll answer your questions, too.
Hop on to one or all of the sessions, they’ll all be different.
May All Your Life Be a Prayer
To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents is split into different sections (and has a table of contents AND an index!) and is meant for you to grab in whatever stage or season you (or your kids) are in — and find something meaningful that points you back to the love of God.
I’ve heard from many of you that you’re grabbing extra copies for friends and family.
Thank you, truly. If you’ve preordered already, the books may just show up on your doorstep this week!
A Book Trailer & Visual Liturgy
My wonderful husband made me a book trailer.
I share a bit of the behind-the-scenes and read a short prayer, which he turned into a visual liturgy. I’ve heard it might make you cry, so be forewarned.
Prayer is a Hand to Hold
My deepest hope is that this book is an outpouring of listening, an offering of paying attention.
I’m grateful to every mother and father who shared their deepest joys and sorrows with me—their fingerprints and heartbeats are woven into every prayer in this book.
I pray that I have held your experiences with care and honored your stories with grace. May you know how deeply grateful I am for you. You matter to God, and you matter to me.
As I write in To Light Their Way: Prayer is a hand to hold.
May it be so.