4 Faith Habits

Growing in Faith with 4 Faith Habits

These 4 Faith Habits reflect Biblical models of faith nurture and have been shown, via research, to be effective means of passing on the faith from generation to generation. Could you add a new spiritual habit in your family by adding/developing one of the 4 keys? 

Also, go to www.vibrantfaithathome.org for practical application of faith formation in your home. 

1 - Caring Conversation: Caring Conversations that show an interest in others are key times of faith nurture. Sharing joys, hurts, concerns, dreams, hopes and values. 

2 - Daily Devotions: Here are some ways to develop your “Home Church” Faith Habits: Personal Prayer and Bible Reading; Home Altars & Prayer Corners; Read bible stories and story books; Pray together; Use table graces before and after meals; Pray for, and with, each other.

3 - Rituals and Traditions: Patterns of behavior that communicate certain meaning in life. Rituals to effectively communicate faith: Prayers & Blessings; Grace before meals; Bedtime prayers; Devotions; Advent calendar and/or Advent Wreath; Celebrate Baptism Birthdays; Partings e.g. `God bless’ 

4 - Service: Help at a food shelf or a social service agency in your community; Visit a nursing home; Pick up trash at a local park/playground; Plan an act of kindness for a family member; Take a summer service trip; Serving one’s neighbor is the response to Christ’s love for us. We live out these faith habits every night in every home through The Faith Five.

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Faith Habits for Families: Prayers and Blessings



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