A bestseller with over 165,000 copies sold since 1979, The Blessing Cup has helped families and small groups celebrate the day-to-day experiences of life together. Now expanded, this book includes 29 new prayer-rituals added to the original 40. The prayer-celebrations are designed to nourish family and small-group unity in a spirit of sharing and love of God and each other. At the center of the rites stands a beautiful ancient tradition: sharing the cup of blessing. After reflecting on a brief passage from Scripture and offering the family's or group's joys, sorrows and needs to the Lord in prayers of petition, young and old alike drink from the blessing cup—an action richly espressive of praise, celebration and unity. The Blessing Cup offers prayer-celebrations for: •the events of family or group life. According to one reviewer of this book: "I really like this book. It has been a wonderful spiritual tool for my family. The way it ties scripture and prayer to different events in our lives helps us see God more fully. It is a comfortable way to pray together and to bring our cares to God as a family. I have already purchased this book to give to others." Some of the included blessing rituals included are graduation, family reunion, the illness or death of a loved one, and all seasonal and Sacramental celebrations. Authorized for faithfulness to the Catholic Church with a Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur.
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