A Parent's Guide to Family Devotions
A practical plan for family devotions can be very elusive. I believe most parents really desire to influence their children spiritually but simply do not know how. I recently wrote an article for MTL Magazine entitled A Parent’s Guide to Family Devotions. It contains some practical advice and creative ideas about how to institute a tradition of family devotions in your home. I hope you find it helpful.
Some of the highlights:
- Chose a time of day that works for your family.
- The age of your children will determine the length of time you spend on devotions.
- Don’t feel pressured to have family devotions every single day. Start with 2 days a week, and work up to more freqent devotions.
- Use the 2 questions in the Word of Life Quiet Time Diary: “What is the Writing Saying?” and “How can I apply this to my life?”
- Create a “prayer poster” or bulletin board with pictures of people that you are praying for as a family.
- If your children have cell phones, pray through their contact lists.
If you are looking for a more indepth guide to Family Devotions, take a look at the Quiet Time Connect. This little booklet will give you even more advice about how to practically have family devotions that connect with each member of the family.
Do you have family devotions? Have you found a strategy that works? Got a creative idea to share? I’d love to hear about it.