Last night I caught the last half of Joel Beeke speaking to the men at Desiring God Pastor’s Conference. (I’m not sure how many men follow this blog, but either way, I think it’s helpful for single mom’s leading devotions as well). The Desiring God blog listed some of his practical advice on Family Worship. Here are the ones that stood out to me:
- Be short in your prayers when your children are young: 3-5 minutes when your children are young, 7-8 minutes when your children are older. Be simple in your prayers without being shallow. Be direct in your prayers, naming your children by name and spread out their needs one by one before God.
- Don't make Family Worship too long and provoke your children. Maybe 10 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night.
- Involve the whole family in the reading, as soon as your children can read. Even before they can read, give them a Bible. If you have 20 verses to read and you have 5 people in your family, each reader should take 4 verses.
To read all of them go here.