86 episodes

If you're like most parents, you're exhausted. Prayer feels out of reach. But you're not alone.

With short, welcoming episodes, Liturgies for Parents invites parents like you to take a breath and find comfort in the prayers of another. Each week, you'll hear some scripture, a short prayer, and a gentle reminder of God's presence in your life from Kayla Craig, a mom of four and author of Every Season Sacred: Reflections, Prayers, and Invitations to Nourish Your Soul and Nurture Your Family Throughout the Year and To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents.

In a weary world, Liturgies for Parents offers a nuanced and nurturing moment of reprieve, inviting all who are raising kids to breathe and remember that God is with you.

Liturgies for Parents will leave you feeling a bit more centered and rooted in God's big love for you, your family, and your neighbors, too.

Liturgies for Parents is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit

Liturgies for Parents with Kayla Craig Christian Parenting

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 88 Ratings

If you're like most parents, you're exhausted. Prayer feels out of reach. But you're not alone.

With short, welcoming episodes, Liturgies for Parents invites parents like you to take a breath and find comfort in the prayers of another. Each week, you'll hear some scripture, a short prayer, and a gentle reminder of God's presence in your life from Kayla Craig, a mom of four and author of Every Season Sacred: Reflections, Prayers, and Invitations to Nourish Your Soul and Nurture Your Family Throughout the Year and To Light Their Way: A Collection of Prayers & Liturgies for Parents.

In a weary world, Liturgies for Parents offers a nuanced and nurturing moment of reprieve, inviting all who are raising kids to breathe and remember that God is with you.

Liturgies for Parents will leave you feeling a bit more centered and rooted in God's big love for you, your family, and your neighbors, too.

Liturgies for Parents is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual advice to help you grow into the parent you want to be visit

    A Prayer for a New Year

    A Prayer for a New Year

    Another year has gone, and we greet a new one with reflective hearts. Parenting, like faith, is a constant remembering. We hope you take some time with us this week for a simple breath prayer to remember God’s constant presence with us and another prayer asking for help in remembering the faithfulness of the God of the past and present. May you remember you are never alone.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 11 min
    A Prayer for Christmas

    A Prayer for Christmas

    Merry Christmas, friends. Today, we celebrate Jesus embracing humanity—knit together in his mother’s womb, coming into this world as a newborn, and being swaddled and held close to his mother. Pause with us today and this week to reflect on this extraordinary mystery, one that transcends any greeting card scene, holiday movie, or glittering Christmas tree. We hope that this offering helps you take a breath and reconnect with the gift of Christ, God with us, who knows what it’s like to be human like us.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is out now! This book is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 15 min
    A Prayer for Grief During the Holidays

    A Prayer for Grief During the Holidays

    The holidays aren’t always the most wonderful time of year. For many, this season is wrapped up in grief and sorrow. This week features a prayer by guest liturgist Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young, a foodie, runner, speaker, podcaster, and the award-winning author of numerous books for kids of all ages. She is a remarried widow who is raising three daughters alongside her husband, Shawn. Join us this week as we ask the Creator God to hold us close during this season, asking for courage to hold the bitter and sweet as well as the pain and joy.
     
    You can find Dorina’s new devotional journal, Breathing Through Grief, here. You can also follow along with her through her website and Instagram at @dorinagilmore.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is out now! This book is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 16 min
    A Prayer for Unpacking Advent

    A Prayer for Unpacking Advent

    Advent presents us with a sacred invitation: to embark inside an ancient story of what was and somehow is, too. Whether you are moving through this season by lighting Advent wreaths or engaging in other traditions, may you become more aware of the Light of the world. Pray with us as we ask Jesus to help us orient our hearts, letting this time spark anticipation and hope within ourselves and our children.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is out now! This book is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 13 min
    A Prayer for Help in the Holidays

    A Prayer for Help in the Holidays

    The season of Advent has arrived. We invite you to slow down and soak in the anticipation of this time of year with two breath prayers. As you navigate the holidays and all of the bustle of shuttling kids to and from gatherings, filling up stockings, navigating travel logistics, and so on, we hope you lean into the tenderness of Christ.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is out now! This book is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 15 min
    A Prayer for Unmet Expectations

    A Prayer for Unmet Expectations

    This time of year is often loaded with expectations. Many of us feel we need to come up with unique holiday cards, find the perfect Christmas gifts, make sure our homes look social-media worthy. These expectations can rob us of the joy and magic of the season. Join us in a prayer asking God to help us lay down these expectations, seeing the good things already around us.
     
    Kayla’s newest book, Every Season Sacred, is out now! This book is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. Get your copy of Every Season Sacred here or wherever books are sold.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of Kayla’s first book, To Light Their Way, wherever books are sold. For glimpses of Kayla’s experiences with parenting and faith, find her on Instagram at @kayla_craig.
     
    Subscribe to us on your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode. You can also help others find us by subscribing and leaving an honest review.
     
    This podcast is made possible by our sponsor, Bethany Christian Services. Learn more about how—together—we can change the world through family by visiting bethany.org/kayla.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents Podcast is a part of the Christian Parenting Podcast Network. To find practical and spiritual resources to help you grow into the parent you want to be, visit www.christianparenting.org.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

ceileen ,

Must-listen!

Kayla’s voice and biblical truths are a much-needed breath of fresh air, especially during the Christmas season! Take a breather by listening to this podcast and receive God’s peace in the chaos of life.

Katfrantz ,

Grateful.

Both the books and the podcast messages are beacons to light the path. They lighten the load. They nudge the weary traveler forward.
Uplifting, energy boosting, hope buoying… sustaining.

grtwokie ,

Great for centering your day

I love to listen as I walk and pray for my family, my community, and world!

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