3 Steps to Family Worship With Young Kids


If you’re anything like us, then you’re passionate for Jesus and you want to lead your children to catch ahold of your love for Him.   You’re also extremely busy and it’s a toss-up whose schedules are more demanding: yours or theirs. Oh yeah, and tired!

So, how exactly do you begin or re-start family worship, especially when they’re young? 

Before we get into the topic you have to know, you’re not alone. Most young families have hunger for the Lord, but didn’t grown up with a model for family worship, and don’t really know what success looks like.

We just finished teaching 25 families a 5-week course on how to cultivate a culture of worship in their homes. One of the questions that kept coming up in the class is this:

How do you engage the different ages especially when they’re young?

These are 3 simple steps to take to make your family worship experience awesome!

First: Keep it simple.

Just start with 10-15 minutes of prayer, singing and reading the Bible.

Prayer – use our prayer list or simply ask one another, “How can I pray for you?”

Singing – pick one song you like, find it on YouTube and let it become your family worship song for 1-4 weeks.

Bible – pick one book and begin reading 10-15 verses.

Second: Don’t worry when the littles don’t engage.

They hear the song, hear and see you reading and praying.   Let them hear Daddy and Mommy. They will engage over time. You can have them pray for one another, “Father, bless my sissy in Jesus’ name.” It’s important that we value little victories of a child expressing his/her prayer to the Lord. Language will come. But the habit will be instilled.

Third:   Do it again.

Try this or some form of this 3 times and then get feedback.   Ask your spouse and kids what they thought. Modify what you and your spouse agree on (Single Mom’s – talk to a friend as you’re going) and keep going.


We’ll talk about the benefits next week, but these 3 steps should get you rolling in the right direction. Before you know it, you’ll develop a culture where reading the Bible, singing as a family and praying is absolutely normal and enjoyable!

And, you’ll see God answer your family’s prayers.  Doubly awesome!

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Shu Schiller
College Professor, Wife and Mother
After watching your video, I started praying with my wife again.  We’re doing it and are encouraged to refresh our vision and prayer life together.
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Our assignment is to envision, empower, equip and encourage families to foster cultures of prayer in their homes.
We’re focusing on empowering families one by one. In everything we do, we’re targeting the shift that goes from not doing it to realizing walking in the desired destiny for your home.
We’d love to start the conversation and learn how we could link arms with you to see families envisioned and empowered to carry out family worship in their homes.