Regular family worship provides parents natural opportunities to encourage their children to talk about their inner spiritual lives. “What does this Scripture mean for us today?” “How should we respond to what God says?” “Do you really believe this?” Such questions can be thoughtfully and disarmingly asked at such times. Parents can model how to respond to God’s Word by offering their own honest answers. As children see their parents depending on God’s grace, humbly confessing sin and hopefully trusting in Christ, they will be encouraged to express their own inner thoughts, fears, hopes and desires. They will also learn how to ask for prayer and to pray for others.
~ Tom Ascol
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