Morning Time Magic WEEK 2- READING

Last week we began the Ritual of coming together for prayer.
I’ve heard the good advice to have a few components to prayer time:
1. Confession
2. Thanks
3. Prayer for the salvation of the lost
4. Prayer for missionaries and pastors and the persecuted.
5. Prayer for our own needs

Not rocket science and not original- I know 🙂 we sure don’t hit each area each time, but I try to be mindful, so that my children can form that habit that I never really did. 

There was a Bonus challenge of adding a little reading.

This week that is the REAL FOCUS.

We are going to simply add Reading.



My kids like to write out the scripture we read, or just draw while I read to them… so I copied a friend of mine, and in my Morning Bin, I have drawing pads and utensils, silly putty, or something to fiddle with. It actually helps KEEP their attention sometimes. If it doesn’t- its out.
Here is a collection of the suggested readings from families with young and old (er)… but mostly 12 and under.

The mamas that are reading these are finding that for their very little ones, the Jesus Storybook Bible is GREAT, and some of the old devotion books are just the right length and variety to work for busy little bodies, roaming minds and shorter attention spans…but those are building, as the ritual continues.

These readings are aimed toward Loving what is Lovely and what is True. God is Love and He is Truth… and His Word-Life.

Stephanie, mother of 4, ages 10 months-7yrs

Jami, Mother of 4, ages 5-12 

 Sara Jane, Mother of 4, ages 1-9


Kristen, Mother of 4, ages 2-7

Alexia, Mother of 4, ages infant- 7

Jenny, mother of 5, ages infant- 10 (with twin 2-year olds)
They also read the Jesus Storybook Bible so the little twins can be involved.  That book’s great for age 2-102! We love. love. love it.

Kristin, mother of 4, ages 4-9 (with twin 9 year olds)
How many had this read to them as kids?! 🙂

Here’s the List so far:
So your morning looks like this maybe:
Cuddle on the couch with some fruit or muffins. [yay!]
Pray together. 
Pass out journals or notepads and colored pencils or something.
Read Scripture/ Devotional together. [older children may want to take this on]
Maybe read from one of the BONUS books from week 1 – Book of Virtues or Aesops- something easy. Something lovely.
Next week- we’ll plant another seed in our Morning Time Garden! BOOM. Easy again! [almost like magic]

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