Heads Bowed Prayers for Catholic School Days

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Prayers for Catholic School Days
Heads Bowed

Catechetical thought leader Lisa Mladinich offers nearly 300 original prayers that will resonate with every Catholic teacher, principal, DRE, or catechist who has ever uttered the words, "Class, let's bow our heads…"

Every teacher, catechist, or homeschooling parent appreciates a new collection of prayers to start the year. This book enables faith formation and prayer in a way that is easy to integrate into a busy class day.

Mladinich provides prayers for the needs of both teachers and students, as well as Scripture verses and suggestions for use. Read these prayers in your classroom, by yourself before the start of the school day, in your religious education class, or in department and faculty meetings.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: LG826443
Dimensions: 5½" x 8½"
Length: 144 pages
Liguori Publications
ISBN: 978-0-7648-2644-3
1-2 copies $14.40 each
3-5 copies $13.60 each
6+ copies $12.80 each
Written by Lisa Mladinich


Many Catholics have shared with me that they don’t know how to pray. The “Our Father” and the “Hail Mary," yes. But what’s missing for them is a way to enter more deeply into dialogue with Christ, his Mother, the saints, and our Church community. Heads Bowed helps adults and children in their care to pray meaningfully together during the school year, whether at school or at home. With prayers for each day of class, this book is a wonderful companion for our spiritual walk. To that, I say “Amen!”
Elizabeth Ficocelli, speaker, radio host, and author of Seven From Heaven: How Your Family Can Find Healing, Strength and Protection in the Sacraments.
Not just for Catholic school teachers, this wellspring of inspiration will be used regularly in our homeschool. Lisa Mladinich inspires through a deep, personal connection with both student and subject and teaches by loving. You will love this book.
Karen Edmisten, author of You Can Share the Faith: Reaching Out One Person at a Time
This prayer book is perfect for Catholic students and teachers, but I admit to wanting a copy for my home too! It's full of inspiration and practical wisdom and sure to be an invaluable resource for all who use it.
Sarah Reinhard, author, blogger at SnoringScholar.com
Heads Bowed is your go-to prayer resource for instilling the gift of daily prayer in the hearts and souls of children. Chock full of beautiful, inspirational meditations, this book is perfectly designed to lead you and your children into daily conversation with God. I expect my copy will be dog-eared from daily use and can't wait to pray with this beautiful book!
Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and author of the Chime Travelers series.
Lisa Mladinich brilliantly combines the Church's lectionary, feast days, and liturgical seasons with the prayer tradition of dedicating the days and months to specific devotions. Heads Bowed is at once spiritual, liturgical, and doctrinal--an ideal aid for beginning your instruction, or your day, in prayer and union with God. It belongs in every Catholic parish, classroom, and home.
Marc Cardaronella, director, Bishop Helmsing Institute for Faith Formation, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph and former parish director of religious education
One of the greatest gifts we can give our students is a love of prayer. Lisa Mladinich gives educators and students alike a wonderful gift in this book that inspires a new generation of believers to appreciate the richness of our Catholic faith. From the Holy Trinity to the Communion of Saints to the Rosary and even to virtues like unity, gratitude, reverence, and mercy, a wide variety of topics and vocabulary are reinforced in these prayers and help teach children what they can offer to God. This book is an important resource for any Catholic educator looking for prayer ideas.
Jared Dees, creator of TheReligionTeacher.com, author of To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach


Lisa Mladinich has been a catechetical trainer and classroom catechist for more than 10 years. Her previous career in acting inspired her to weave storytelling, dramatic play, puppetry, singing, movement, and learning together for a playful, creative classroom environment. She is the author of the Be an Amazing Catechist booklets, as well as founder of the website, AmazingCatechists.com. Her columns for CATECHIST magazine focus on religious education as well as guide catechists to a deeper understanding of their faith and ministry. Mladinich, a dynamic speaker, has presented at diocesan and parish events around the nation as well as on EWTN television.