The Family Altar~

The family altar is where you draw your children to the Lord. There is no other education that can compare with this.

Here are steps to take in building your family altar ~

#1 Start now. Do not put it off.
#2 Get a good devotional book suitable for the age of your children or choose a passage of Scripture to read for each day.
#3 The husband should take the lead in establishing and leading the family altar. If the husband is unable to do so, the wife can do her part.
#4 Encourage everyone to pray. Teach children not to mumble their prayers.
#5 Pray passionately. Remember, the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
#6 Sing a song of praise.
#7 Continue the family altar, even when you have visitors.
#8 If you miss a night, quickly get back to doing it.

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Published in: on August 2, 2010 at 7:30 pm  Comments (11)  

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  1. This is a great post, and it was just what I needed! My husband and I have been talking about this very thing too. My hubby is a 1st generation Christian, and so he never grew up doing anything like this.
    Do you have any suggestions on a devotional book geared for ages 2-8? KJV preferably.
    Thanks,
    Julianne

    • Hey Julianne,

      Glad to hear from you. Yes I do recomment the Wisdom books from Rod and Staff Publishers. Those are the gratest books to read to children that age, and they LOVE it. They are packed full of Character building, Bible based stories on the child’s level. Very practical teaching for children.

      Best wishes !!
      Teresa

  2. My Hubby and I did similar to this and both our children and now they are grown up and are still loving the Lord and living in His Word and Will Praise God!!! His Word is true where it says “Train up a child in the way he must go and when he is old he will not depart!!!”
    God is so good!!
    oxoxo

    • Such good news Jilly !!! Yes we do reap if we are faithful. Thanks for sharing !!!

      Teresa ~

  3. I was rethinking this today and thought even though our children are grown up! (Our daughter is married) We (I will ask my Hubby first)may start this again with our son he is 28 but has brain damage, autism, epilepsy and a number of other medical issues:( however he loves the Lord with all his heart and often comes out with things he would love to know about the Word! 🙂 so we may start again on Monday and see how it goes I will also keep you posted on how well it all goes! 🙂
    {Hugs&Blessings}

    • Such good news Jilly !!! Yes we do reap if we are faithful. Thanks for sharing !!!
      You know, that the soul can be touched through family worship even if the mind is not totally present. Our spirit comunes with the Lord and that is another reason family worship is essential…….best wishes ~

      Teresa ~

  4. This is so important! And the last point is so right – if you forget a day, it is so important to pick it up the next day, otherwise forgetting fast becomes a habit! We have enjoyed our times with the children, it becomes a time for discussing things with our children. I hope we will always remember the family devotional time, no matter what!

  5. This is one of my favorite times of the day. You’ve summed it up so simply. How could one not start?

  6. I would like to know how to start one if our child is young at 2, is it a time to teach him to read the bible or more like telling him stories from the bible? IT will be much focused on the child alone since they need all the attention right?

    • It is never to early or too late to have family worship. Even a baby can gain from the experience while watching momma and daddy and the other children participate. Bible stories for young children are a great place to begin. They also love songs especially action packed Sunday School type songs….I am sure if you looked on Google you could find lots of nice age appropriate activites for your family worship time with little ones.

      Blessings ~
      Teresa

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