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MARCH 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:03

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY PRAYER
IpSpw-_m-cm[-\-bpsS {]m[m\yw

By MATHEWS MAR BARNABAS METROPOLITAN
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hn. Ipm\ XpS-nb IqZm-i-I-fpsS {]m[m-\y-tm-sSm--a-s-n-epw, {InkvXob Pohn-X-n kp{]-[m-\-amb m\-amWv IpSpw-_m-cm-[-\-bvp--Xv.

  1. FmWv Bcm-[\?
    km[m-c-W-bmbn {]m-\-sb-pw, \a-kvm-c-sapw ]dbp Bcm-[\ kz]nXmhns kn-[n-bn Xs a \S-p kwk-am-Wv. ssZha-l-Xz-n-\mbn sNp GsXmcp Imcyhpw Bcm-[-\-bm-Wv. Bcm-[-\-bn \mw ssZh-ns al-Xzs Zinv kvXpXn-p-Ibpw e`n A\p-{Kl-sf kvacnv kvtXm{Xw sNp-Ibpw sNp-p. \psS Ip--sfbpw Ipd-hp-I-sfbpw Gp-]-dv a bmNn-p-I-bpw, \psSbpw ap--h-cp-sSbpw Bh-iy ]dv ssZhm-\p-{K-n-\mbn At]-n-p-Ibpw sNp-p. ssZhal-Xz-n\pw Xs a-fpsS \-bvp-ambn kIehpw kan-p-I-bpw, ssZhkn-[n-bn im-am-bn-cpv Xn \npw tIġp-hm Imn-cn-p-Ibpw sNp--XmWv Bcm-[-\.

  2. FmWv IpSpw_w?
    `mcybpw `mhpw afpw sImp-a-fpw B{in-Xcpw the-mcpw Ds-Sp-XmWv IpSpw-_w.

  3. IpSpw-_- Iq-ambn {]mnt---Xns Bh-iyw
    ]c-kv]cw ssZh-a-fmbn ImWp--Xn-\pw, Hmtcm-cp-pw e`n-p ssZhm-\p-{Klw s]mXphn-t-Xmbn Zin-p--Xn\pw Iq-{]m\ klm-bn-p-p. Hmtcm-cp--cp-tSbpw Ip- s]mXp-hn-t-Xmbn ImWp--Xn-\pw, Hmtcm-cp--cp-sSbpw Bh-iy- s]mXp Bh-iy-amn amp--Xn\pw ssZh-a-l-Xz-n-\mbn Fm-htcbpw Iqmbn kan-p--Xn-\pw, Iqmb {]m\ AXym-hiyamWv. "The family that prays together stays together" (H-cp-anp {]mn-p IpSpw_w Hsmcpa-tbm-Sn-cn-pw.) IpSpw-_-nse {]tXyI Bh-iy- FSp-p-]-dv At]-n-p-I-bpw, e`n \-I-sf-p-dnv kvtXm{Xw sNp-I-bpw, D-mb Ip-ġv ssZhtmSv a tNmZn-p-Ibpw sNp {]m-\, Imt\m-\nI {]m-\-Iġpw ]pdsa th--Xm-Wv.

    {]m-\m\-cw s]mXphmb N-I D-m-bn-cn-p-Ibpw ktm-j--fpw, km-]-fpw ]n-Sp-Ibpw sN-Ww.

  4. Ftm-sg-m-amWv Hcp-anv {]mn-t--Xv?
    cmhn-sebpw ky-bvpw, Hcp-anv {]mn-p-I. AXn\v X-hw Krl-\m-Y t\cs hon hcn-I-bpw, Krl-\m-bnI ASp--f-bnse tPmen-I sNbvXp-Xop-Ibpw sN-Ww. T.V., Radio ]cn-]m-Sn-I-fpsS kabw n]vXs-Sp-p-I. Hcp-anv `n-p-tmgpw, {]tXyI Bh-iy-n\v Cd-ptm-gpw, Ipn-I ]co-bvp t]mIp-tm-gpw, Hcp inip P\n-ptm-gpw, hnhm-l-n\v Cdp-tmgpw, tcmKtam ac-Wsam B]tm hcp-tmgpw Iqmb {]m-\-bvp Ah-k-c-am-Wv.

  5. Bcm-[-\-bnse hnhn[ LS-I-
    bma{]m-\-bpsS Bcw-`-n {InkvXob KoX- ]mSp-Xv \-Xm-Wv. Iuambpw {]tXyI {]m-\-Ifpw hnizmk{]am-Whpw BWv bma-{]m-\-bpsS {][m\ LS-I-.

    Iuam-bn Im-hns\ ssZh-am-bpw, ]cn-ip--\m-bpw, _ehm-\mbpw ac-W-an-m--h-\m-bpw, \ap-p-th-n {Iqin--s--h-\mbpw Zin-v, "R-tfmSp IcpW sN-Wsa' Fv At]-nv Ipcnip hcp Ipn-Sp-p. ]m]-tam-N-\-n-\mbn At]-n-p-Ibpw Bh-iy- bmNn-p-Ibpw \s-s kan-p-Ibpw sNp Ah-k-c-am-Wn-Xv. \psS \n-lmb Ah--bpw, Atbm-Ky-Xbpw kqNn-n-p--XmWv IcpW sN-W-sa {]m-\.

    "ssZh-ta, \n\p kvXpXn' Fp ]d-bp-tm-gpw, Ir-{]m\ sNmp-tmgpw ssZh-al-Xzs I-v Xs \mw kvXpXp-p-I-bpw, Xs A\p-{K-l-sf Hmp kvtXm{Xw sNp-I-bpw, Xs al-Xz-n-\mbn kan-p-I-bp-amWv sNp--Xv. "\ns \maw ]cn-ip--am-Is-S-Wsa' Fp ]d-bp--Xns Aw R-sf -\ afmWsa FmWv. ImcWw ssZh-n\v alXzw D-m-Ip-Xv \mw \ a-fm-bn-o-cp-tm-gm-Wv. "As\ a\p-jy \n-fpsS \ {]hr-n-Isf I-v, kz-\mb \n-fpsS ]nXm-hns\ al-Xz-s-Sp-t---Xn\v \n-fpsS shfnw Ah-cpsS a\-n {]Imin-s' (hn: ambn 5:16) Fv Imhp ]d-bp-p. "\ns cmPyw htc-W-sa', Fp ]d-bp--Xns Aw. "Rsf A\p-k-c-W-ap--h-cm--Wsa' Fm-Wv. "\ns CjvSw kz-n-se-tmse `qan-bnepw BI-W-sa', Fp ]d-bp--Xns Aw, "kz-nse amem-J-amsc-tmse R-sfbpw \ns CjvSw sNp--h-cm--Wsa' Fm-Wv. ssZhoI Pohn-X-n-\p in-m-bpw, in--pd-amb IjvS-X-bn \npw, kmms h-\-bn \npap Imh-en-mbpw XpSp {]mn-p-p. ChnsS "R' Fp ]d-bp-n-Sv IpSpw-_m-wK-sf {]tXy-I-am-bpw, a\p-jy-Pm-Xnsb s]mXp-hmbpw Ds-Sp-nbn-cn-p-p. Bm-ambn Cu {]m\ sNmp-tmdpw \mw kzmcln-X-cmbn Fm `n-XIfpw shSnv ssZho-I-cm-bn-ocp-p.

    hn. I\yI adn-am-b-an-t\m-Sp At]--bn, \ap-pth-n ay-X AW-bvp-hm-\mbn \mw At]-n-p-I-bm-Wv. Cu Ah-k-c-n AkwJyw Bm- ssZhs cm-I Bcm-[n-p--Xns\ \mw A\p-kvacn-p-p. (sh-fn]mSv. 7:15)

    bma{]m-\-bn {]tXyI {]m-\-Ifpw ko\-fpw \mw sNmp-p-v. {]tXy-Inv kvXpXn-bp-sS-bpw, A\p-Xm-]-n-sbpw ko-\- sNmp-p. "btlm-h-bpsS \maw hmgv-s-Sp-am-dm-I-s.' Cp-ap-X Fp-sa-tbvpw Xs. kqcys DZbw apX AkvX-a\w hsc btlm-h-bpsS \maw kvXpXn--s-Sp-am-dm-I-s.' (k-o\. 113:23) "ssZhsa! \ns Zbbvp X-hw FtmSp Ir]-bp--m-I-Wsa. \ns Icp-W-bpsS _lp-Xz-{]-Imcw Fs ewL-\-sf ambn-p-I-f-b-W-sa.............-ssZ-hta! \n-e-am-sbmcp lrZbw Fn krjvSnp nc-am-sbmcp Bmhns\ Fn ]pXp-t-W-sa' (k-o\ 51:1,10). hnizm-k-{]-am-W-n, {XntbI ssZh-ns kwc--Wbn-ep hnizm-k-hpw, Ddpw \mw Gp-]-d-bp-p. hn. k`-bn-epw, IqZmi-bn-epw, \nXy-Po-h-\n-ep-ap hnizm-khpw {]Jym-]n-p-p. \a-kvm-c-s-p-Sv thZ-]p-kvXIw hmbn-p-Ibpw AXns\ XpSv Hcp N \S-n. Pohn-X-hp-ambn thZ-`m-Ks _n-p-Ibpw sNp-Xv A`ne-j-Wo-b-am-Wv. "\ns hN\w Fs Imen\v Zo]hpw Fs ]mXbvv {]Im-i-hp-am-Ipp' (k-o\ 119:105) Fv ko-\-mc ]d-bp-p. AXn-\m Pohn-Xhp-ambn _-s-Sp-m-hp thZ- `m-K- sXc-s-Sp-p-Xv \-Xm-Wv. ssZ\w-Zn\ [ym\-n-\p ]pkvX-I- hmbnp [ym\n-p-Xpw A`n-e-j-Wo-b-am-Wv.

  6. Bcm-[-\bvv Fs\ Hcp-Ww?
    ]cn-ip-m \S-n-n-\mbn Aev]-k-abw [ym\n-nv Bcm-[\ XpS--Ww. "ssZhw, AƮw Xs, Bmhv \psS _e-lo-\-Xbvv XpW \np-p. th-pw-t]mse {]mn-t---sX-sv \mw Adn-bp-n--sm. Bmhv Xs, D-cn-p-Iq-Sm Rc---fm \ap-p-th-n ]-hmZw sNp-p.' (tdm-a 8:26) Fv hn. ]utemkpw ]d-bp-p.

  7. Bcm-[\ Fs\ \S-Ww?
    Bcm-[-\-bn \psS {i ssZh-n tI{o-I-cn-n-cn--Ww. "\mw Fm-h-cp-sSbpw t_m[-fpw hnNm-c-fpw lrZ-b-fpw ]nXm-hns heXp `mKv ainlm Ccn-p-n-S-amb taep Db-c--fn Bbn-cn-Ww' Fv hn. Ipm-\-bn ]d-bp--Xp-t]mse, \mw ssZh-n {i tI{o-I-cn--Ww. B-ico-c-a-\-p-I Hcp-t]mse Bcm-[-\-bn ebn-ptN-cp-Ibpw thWw.

  8. {i ]X-dmsX kqn-Ww
    AZr-iy-\mb ssZhs [ym\n-p-tm, {i ]X-dn-tm-Im-hp--Xm-Wv. AXn-\m {]tXyIw ]cn-io-ent ]q. Fm Ah-k-c-nepw ssZh-km-ny t_m[-ap-m-Ip--Xn\v {in-mte {]m-\-bnepw AXv XpSv e`n-q. "Rm btlm-hsb Ftmgpw Fs apn hn-cn-p-p, Ah Fs he-p-`m-K-p--Xp-sIm-v Rm Ipep-ntm-Ip-I-bn-.' (k-o\ 16:8) Fp ko-\-m-c ]d-bp-p---sm. B [ym\w kZm D-m-Ip--Xn\v {ian--Ww. ImWmsX sNmm km[n-p {]m-\-Ifpw ]pkvX-I-n t\mn sNmp-Xv GIm-{KX ]men-m \-Xm-Wv.

  9. Bcm-[\ AXy-m-t]-n-X-amWv
    Ftm-gp-ap Bcm-[--bpw, IpSpw-_m-cm-[-\-bpw, tZhm-eb Bcm-[-\bpw \app th-Xm-Wv. Ftmgpw izmtkm-Ozmkw sNp-I-bpw, {]tXyI {]tXyI ka-b-fn `n-p-Ibpw sNp--Xpt]mse Ftm-gp-ap Bcm-[-\bvpw ]pd-sa, {]tXyI Bcm-[-\-Ifpw th-n-bn-cn-p-p. Bob t]mcm--n Pbn-p--Xn-\pw, kpIr-X--fn hf-cp--Xn-\pw, CXv Bh-iy-am-Wv. apn-cn-h-n-bn \nv inJcw ths-Sp kabw apX, shhpw hfhpw InmsX inJcw DW-p--Xp-t]m-se, Im-hp-ambp _w hnm \mw inlo-\-cmbn acn-m-\n-Sbm-Ipw.

  10. Bcm-[-\m\--c-Po-hnXw
    ]n-bm-cm-[-\bpw IpSpw-_m-cm-[-\bpw Ign-p Pohn-X-n ssZhs \mw kZm Bcm-[n-p A\p-`hw D-m-I-Ww. {]m-\bpw {]hr-nbpw Bcm-[-\-bpsS c-p-h-i--fm-Wv. \nc--c-ambn ssZhs Bcm-[n-p--Xn-\p ka-Whpw io-Ic-W-hp-am-Wv, tZhm-eb Bcm-[-\-sIm-pw IpSpw-_m-cm-[-\-sIm-pw Dt-in-p--Xv. "]nXm-hn\pw ]p{X\pw ]cn-ip-m-m-hn\pw kvXpXn' Fp ]d-bp-tm, {]Xnhm-Iy-ambn "BZn apX Fp-sat-pw,' Fp \mw sNmp-p. AXns Aw \mw ]nXm-hn-s\-tm-sebpw (hn. ambn 5:45) ]p{Xs\-tm-sebpw (hn. atmkv 10:45) ]cn-ip-m--hn-s\-tm-sebpw (tdma 8:26) Bbn ssZh-n\v al-Xzap--m-I-W-sapw, B A\p-`hw Ftmgpw D-m-I-W-sa-p-am-Wv.

]cn-ip-m \nd-hns ]pXp--hpw, Im-hns \nep Bhm-k-ns ]pXp-hpw D-m-Ip-tm ssZhoI Pohn-X-n-\p in \apv e`n-p-p."Bt, Bt, Rm \n-tfmSp ]d-bpp: Rm sNp {]hrn Fn hnizkn-p--h\pw sNpw. Rm ]nXm-hns ASp- t]mIp--XpsIm-v, AXn hen-bXpw Ah sNpw'. (hn. tbmlm 14:12) Fv Imhv ]d-bp-p. "]nXm-hns ASp- t]mbn ]cn-ip-m-mhns\ Ab-bvp--Xn-\m' FmWv CXns Aw.

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