You pray with your kids, but do you play with them?

Reignite your family culture this June, the month of the Sacred Heart.

Join the Play + Pray Challenge!

The three most important parts of our family culture are our faith, our marriage and our relationships with our children. Begin this summer making these three elements strong by taking the Play and Pray Challenge.

Playing is something kids LOVE to do. When parents play with their children, it communicates to the children how loved they are by their parents, and opens them to the love of God.

Also, play puts us in the place of a child, and Christ Himself said we needed to become like children to enter the kingdom of God. Playing together can and should lead families to praying together. So we are combining these three things: play, love, and prayer to offer the third annual Play and Pray Challenge to families!

To take part in the challenge this month of June, we are asking you to do these things:

Go on a Date.

Renew the well. Remind yourselves that before you are a mom and dad, you are a husband and wife. And that relationship is where it all begins!

Have a Family Day.

Set aside a day where you celebrate family life with your kids. Show them you are willing to step into their lives, do things they enjoy, and have some lighthearted fun with them.

Make Jesus King.

Jesus loves families and He wants their love in return! Place an image of the Sacred Heart in your house and “enthrone” Him as King sometime during this month.

...and challenge others! Challenge other families to do the same thing!

Ask your friends, neighbors, and relatives to join the 2023 Play & Pray Challenge! Share our flyer in your parish and your small groups!

If you are going to PRAY with your family,

you need to PLAY with them!

Why Sign up for the Challenge?

All who join will have a mass said for their families intentions and get a free challenge download which includes:

  • A full-page sheet of ways to have fun as a family
  • Ideas for a date night on any budget
  • Prayers and a simple ceremony to enthrone Christ King of your home
  • A printable image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Plus more tips, suggestions, and encouragement for you in the challenge!

Spread Play + Pray in your community!

We want to have thousands of families to live their vocation intentionally and consecrate their lives to the Sacred Heart.

And this can only happen with your help! If you offer your challenge on social media, don’t forget to tag us @messyfamilyproject and use #playandpraychallenge.

Sign up below to join us!

If you give us your address, we will also send you a free P+P sticker and Sacred Heart holy card! (US only)

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