This Year: A Family Altar
As a New Year begins parents have an opportune time to establish their family altar, a place in the home to gatheron purpose to bring concerns or problems before thestrength of family and seek the LORD in prayer concerning all of the above.
The family altar is for training—a special, established place where each one grows in capacity to worship, both children and parents, together; and for gathering together before the Lord to receive wisdom for decisions and planning and to gain insight into His will for family matters. For example:
- For generational issues that seemingly are “always with us,”
- For specific health challenges common to family members—those that “run in our family,”
- For specific petition prayer to teach younger ones the principle of asking AND receiving.
A family altar is the center, the very heart of the home. It’s where we exchange what we inherited in a natural way for a blessed, spiritual inheritance. It is the place where faith is developed, heartache pre-empted, and families grow spiritually—together.
“Arise, cry out in the night,
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord.
Lift up your hands to Him
for the lives of your children…”
Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 11:19-21, Jeremiah 31:17, Hosea 4:6, Luke 11:13, Ephesians 6:4,Verses@Once