Family Devos

by on January 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.

As parents, most of us know that we are designed by God to be the Spiritual Leaders for our families. The hard part is finding the time, energy and resources to be intentional in doing it. Between school, church, sports, and other activities these days, it is hard to imagine adding something else to our family schedule. But making time for something like family devotions, even if it is just once a week, has the potential to change your family…in an incredible way.

Remember, it’s more about the commitment and habit than it is about how it goes. Maybe you start out by trying to get the family together, once a week, for 10-15 minutes. Maybe you could try Sunday nights, to help you start the week off together on the same page. You could even bake some cookies for each time your family gets together. I have come across a couple of resources that can really help you, as a parent, plan and prepare to have family devotions.

Old Story New and Long Story Short are books with 10-minute devotions for families by Marty Machowski.

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Some elements that you could include in a Family Devotion:

  • Prayer
  • Reading the Bible
  • Scripture Memory
  • Music
  • Catechism Questions
  • Serving opportunities together

It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t always have to go well. But if your kids see that you have a commitment to reading the Bible and praying together as a family, they will see how important it is. You will create memories together and your family will grow in their faith and in their relationships together. It might just change life for your family.

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