Through the admonition of the teachers in our church and other speakers my husband has listened to, he began the tradition of a family worship time each evening before bed time. I always thought it was a great idea, but sometimes have had mixed feelings about some of the whining and negative attitudes from the children that we have had to handle during this time. I don’t ever want the reading of God’s Word to be a forced drudgery. I have known too many people that grew up this way and just hated it.
Prayer request time has been very insightful. It is just amazing to hear what is on the childrens’ little minds and hearts. Grace, my five-year-old, who was with me at the sonogram last November when we were told our baby had no heart beat–her constant prayer request has been for the safety of our baby. (This baby is due December 3rd.) Joy, age 7, said she would like us to pray that she would be a good mama and read the Bible to and pray with her children just like we do. The next day she asked us to pray that she would learn to grow up and be good so that she will be able to teach her children. It was so neat to receive this little bit of encouragement that even now they are valuing this time more than we had thought they were.