We kind of stumbled into family worship. It always seemed like a daunting task, one I was unsure of how to accomplish and pretty certain I would fail at. And then, one day, about a year ago, I realized that we had kind of fallen into a rhythm of family worship before the girls went to bed each night. It was a sacred and holy space at the end of our day that we all looked forward to, a quiet space to read God’s word, to pray and sing together before the girls
drifted off to sleep giggled and talked in their room until exhaustion overtook them. Over the last year and a half, what our family has done for worship together has become much more intentional and has grown to a much more significant part of our lives, one that we really love sharing with others. What had once seemed like a daunting chore has become a joyful means of grace in the life of our family, and we are eager to share with and learn from other families who are doing the hard work of discipling their children in ordinary moments and in intentional time.
This is why it was such a joy for us, as a part of our church’s celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, David and I put together Family Worship Guides based on each of five Solas of the Reformation, and we want to share them with you now.
They include selected scripture readings, points for discussion and prayer, and some suggestions of songs you could listen to or sing together as a family.
Use them for a week, or stretch them out for five weeks of celebration of Salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone.