In the early church, Christians met in their homes to celebrate Mass and hear the good news of the resurrection. Although times have changed and we now have beautiful churches and cathedrals to worship in, Catholics still also worship in their homes. We do so as individuals, families, and as groups of friends. It is important that we don’t just put time aside for God on a Sunday when we visit a church.
As Christians, we are called to daily prayer.Some people think daily prayer is just grace before meals and prayers before bed, however it is not uncommon for Catholics to also have a prayer space of their own in their home, which is used for other types of prayer. A prayer space, or a shelf with some holy items and a candle is quite common in homes and is encouraged. Many people use these spaces to remind them of their mission, light candles for loved ones, share devotions, and pray the rosary or divine chaplet. All of these types of prayers can be done by yourself or with others in the family.