Whether you are doing child catechesis or adult catechesis, it is crucial to establish a climate of prayer and one of the most effective ways of doing this is by setting up a prayer table. People ask me where they can get the objects they need for a prayer table and I thought I had posted on that sometime ago but I guess I was dreaming! So here are some suggestions for purchasing objects for your prayer table without breaking the bank. (Check first with your catechetical leader; he or she may have some of these materials or can find them locally cheaper). By all means, shop around for best prices! If you have recommendations of your own, please DO send them along with a link (use the Leave a Reply box below!) so that we can share.
Bible for Enthronement (there are cheaper Bibles but this is nice for display – enthronement)
prayer cloths (I recommend green, purple, and white)
(in which you can store all of the above!)
All of the above would cost a total of less than $75 which is not a bad investment (or act of stewardship) if you plan to serve as a catechist for a while. Again, check with your catechetical leader: he or she may reimburse you. Of course, if you purchase them yourself, you can use these objects to arrange a prayer table in your home when they’re not needed for catechesis!