Does your family have a daily worship time? Let me encourage you to begin one if you don’t.
Instructing our children in the Lord is our job as parents; it’s not the church’s job or left up to our children. WE are the parents and God has given us the task to teach our littles about His Word.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Deuteronomy 6:5-9 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up. Write them down, and tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Deuteronomy 11:19 Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
Here’s How To Create A Daily Family Worship Time
- Choose a time that works for your family. For us, mornings are best but I understand not everyone has their mornings free. Family dinner time or after dinner (PM meal) would work. Choose a consistent time where all members of the family are present. *If you’re a wife/mama like me and your husband works a lot – you lead the children, otherwise it’s best for your husband to be there and lead.
- Start with Prayer. This is a great time to practice how Jesus instructed us to pray. Always start with praising the Lord.
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.
- Sing songs of Praise. You can put on some worship music, sing hymns, or if any of your family is musically inclined – have them play music and sing along.
- Bible time. Read a passage or passages. Have the children look up the verses themselves in their own Bibles. Our littles need to know the books of the Bible and how to find verses. Study the Word and discuss it. Ask age appropriate questions to be sure the children (age appropriately) understand what they’ve heard and read. This is also a good time to do a Bible craft if you have little ones.
- Go over Theology terms and/or Church History. We bought materials from TINY THEOLOGIANS and love them!
- End with Worship and Prayer.
There is no Right or Wrong way to have Family Worship time. It’s just important to have it. Your kids may not like it at first – especially with it being something new but that is irrelevant. We are the parents and we need to do what is right.
Involve your littles or your teens. Be consistent. Use this time to HONOR the Lord and grow together in His Word.
I’d love to hear what your family does for Worship time. Share in the comment section. 🙂