46 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 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 • 72 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 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 the One Who Parents Alone

    A Prayer for the One Who Parents Alone

    Every March 21st, we celebrate Single Parents Day: a day set aside to honor the hard work and sacrifices of single parents who–for whatever reason–raise their children alone. If you are parenting alone, know that you are seen and you are not alone. For those of us who are not parenting alone, consider this an invitation to show up for your friends, family, and neighbors who are. This week, we come before God with all that we juggle and ask for a sense of nearness and lavishing of love.
     
    Exciting news: Kayla has a new book releasing in September! Every Season Sacred is an invitation to ask big questions, embrace faithful rhythms, and experience God’s mysterious, loving presence together. You don’t have to have all the answers—and if we’re honest, many answers aren’t ours to have. This is the beauty of faith.  To learn more, visit kaylacraig.com/newbook.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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 guidance to help you grow into the perfectly imperfect parent you want to be, visit www.ChristianParenting.org.

    • 15 min
    A Prayer for Living Out Faith (Inspired by St. Patrick)

    A Prayer for Living Out Faith (Inspired by St. Patrick)

    How much do you know about Saint Patrick, whose feast day we observe on March 17? Saint Patrick, a fifth century Christian missionary, is remembered for his humility, compassion, and commitment to spreading the message of Christ's love. His steadfast faith and dedication to service in the face of challenges and obstacles he encountered is something we can look to as parents. Let’s take time this week together to pray and reflect on how we can model our values to our children, encouraging them to love well and live with compassion and hope.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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 guidance to help you grow into the perfectly imperfect parent you want to be, visit www.ChristianParenting.org.

    • 13 min
    A Prayer for Creativity

    A Prayer for Creativity

    We often think of Lent as a time of doing without, but what would it look like if we intentionally added on? This week, we encourage you to incorporate creativity as you move through the Lenten season with your family. Join us as we come before the Maker God, asking for help to cultivate our children’s creative lives and to also be inspired by it.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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 guidance to help you grow into the perfectly imperfect parent you want to be, visit www.ChristianParenting.org.

    • 16 min
    A Prayer for Lent

    A Prayer for Lent

    It is the season of Lent, a time for spiritual preparation and renewal. We join generations upon generations of Christians who have embarked on this forty-day journey, asking God to examine our hearts and help us to reorient ourselves toward Christ. This week, let us pray together for God to illuminate the way for us and for our children as we turn away from the world and toward the One who leads from death into life.
     
    Find Kayla’s litany for Lent and more prayers from others in Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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 guidance to help you grow into the perfectly imperfect parent you want to be, visit www.ChristianParenting.org.

    • 17 min
    A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

    A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

    The Lenten season begins with the sign of ashes—the fragility and uncertainty of human life. For this prayer for Ash Wednesday, we come to the God of dirt and dust who meets us in our humanity—in our everyday lives, work, and parenting. We ask for cleansed hearts and give thanks for compassionate, infinite love.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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 guidance to help you grow into the perfectly imperfect parent you want to be, visit www.ChristianParenting.org.

    • 15 min
    A Prayer for Valentine's Day

    A Prayer for Valentine's Day

    In the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day, this week’s prayer is one about love: love for one another that is patient and kind, humble and gentle, forgiving and compassionate, protective and trusting, hopeful and persevering. May we model for our children what it means to love bravely, and let us leave a legacy that is marked by love.
     
    You can check out Liturgies for Parents on Instagram for more prayers and encouragement and pick up your own copy of 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.
     
    The Liturgies for Parents 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.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

grtwokie ,

Great for centering your day

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

dilouley ,

Peaceful and Uplifting

I love how simple this podcast is. Nothing to think through or process, just a short simple respite to bring my mind back to God. She shares a short scripture passage, a prayer, and a benediction. Her words never fail to bring tears to my eyes and remind me of God’s love.

scrhill ,

A gift to me

I am so glad I found this podcast and know it’ll be a light in the darkness as I parent my kids faithfully.

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