Family Worship at Home

Joshua told the people to choose whom they will (want to) serve. Then he said:

But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

(Joshua 24:15)

We shouldn’t worship God only when we are alone. God also wants us to worship publicly as members of a congregation, and He wants us to worship as a family. Remember that congregations are made of families. As the family goes so goes the church.

How-to

Pray together. Prayer doesn’t have to be long. It needs to be natural yet sincere. Open and close your family worship with prayer.
Read together. The whole family should get involved. Instruct the children and encourage them to further study the Word of God. Discuss what has been read, ask questions and check answers.
Sing together. Choose doctrinally pure songs like Psalms and sound hymns. If you have young children sing simple songs. Sing with your whole heart.

How often?

It’s best to meet twice a day — like mornings and evenings. The whole household, every single member of the family, will join in. All other tasks have to bow to this. Coming together to worship the LORD is a vital part of a healthy Christian family. These families stand in stark contrast to those who are always in time pressure. It makes a difference when the family comes together not only to watch sports or play boardgames but to collectively seek the face of God and receive His blessing.

What if it’s a broken family?

Only the LORD Jesus can fill the void left by a bond that has been broken through divorce or death. Christ is always and remains always the covenant head of the home.

Take care of your family and the way you worship at home. 

About Mirjam Fels

Born in Germany and called in the US to be a child of God in 1992. I'm now living in the Sunny South East of Ireland where I enjoy being a helper, homemaker, and writer. Some of my hobbies are baking breads and apple crumble cakes, knitting socks, crocheting things for the home, and sewing. I love to write about biblical womanhood, dog training, home education, and writing — all from a Christian perspective.
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