Family worship, rightly and religiously performed, is truly the worship of God; for it partakes of the general nature of divine worship, is the same for it with substance, and has all the essentials of it. That it comes to be performed in families is only accidental and a mere circumstance. They, therefore, who will not admit of family worship ought, in reason, to show either that it is not divine worship or that it cannot be performed in families, that the Scriptures may not be read in families, nor God invoked or praised, nor the members of the family be instructed in the knowledge of God, nor be exhorted to live soberly, righteously, and godly. These are the instances in which family worship is to be employed and exercised.
~ George Hamond