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:
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.
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.
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.