Praying Families Blog

Fueling prayer, worship and Bible reading in your home

809, 2017

How to Start Family Worship

September 8th, 2017|

How To Start Family Worship You buy into the vision thinking, “Yep, I ought to do family worship with my tribe.” Maybe you’re a single Mom, veteran Dad, newlywed or empty nester. You heard a friend mention it or the Lord put it on your heart. You’re ready to take the hill, but where exactly do you start? So glad you asked… I’ve got 5 sure-fire steps that can help you get the age-old Big Mo (Momentum) going to start family worship. Think of setting A-S-I-D-E time for family worship. [...]

2508, 2017

“My Friend, It’s Been Amazing!!”

August 25th, 2017|

"My Friend, It's Been Amazing!!" I met Renato at a leadership conference this past winter.  He's a surgeon in Cuernavaca, Mexico, (which I happened to visit for 5 weeks during a summer in college) and is passionate about the Lord, prayer and his family. I wanted to share his email for you to see how the Lord is working in his family. Check it out... I'm thrilled that we were able to encourage Renato, but that's not why I shared this.  Stories like Renato's need to be [...]

108, 2017

12 Added Bonuses of Family Worship

August 1st, 2017|

12 Added Bonuses of Family Worship Scene:   Samuel crying in the back yard after falling out of the swing.   Day: Friday, July 7, 2017   Time: 7:45 pm   Grace had turned a whopping 9 days old and you know what that means: Sleepless (more like sleep-deprived) in Kansas City were Sarah and yours truly. Triaging the situation, the question of the moment arose: Am I taking him to the ER?   We tried seeing if sleep would take the edge off, but 45 minute after he fell asleep, he was back [...]

2007, 2017

Top 10 Awesome Benefits of Family Worship

July 20th, 2017|

Top 10 Awesome Benefits of Family Worship It was rest time when two of Sarah’s friends stopped by to meet little baby Grace. That means each of the 4 olders had a spot in the house to either play quietly or read. Ezra was in his room just across the hall from our room where they were visiting. Little guy was playing Legos and belting out worship songs at the top of his lungs.   That has become par for the course with the little Ez-man. Part of that is because of [...]

2706, 2017

3 Steps for Family Worship With Little Kids

June 27th, 2017|

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 [...]

205, 2017

The Power of a Family Prayer List

May 2nd, 2017|

The Power of a Family Prayer List    “My son’s friend came to Christ!”                       ― My friend, “Jonathan” (not in the above pic, but similar age) Wanna know how?  Their Family Prayer List  (And God, of course) Discipline is almost a forbidden word in our culture.  I like grace.  I like mercy.  Discipline conjures up feelings of legalism which if you’re like me, you want to run from like a leprous colony. But, disciplines can also be beautiful. For instance, I have [...]


Words can hardly express how much I appreciate your teaching at our Sunday school class and your sharing of your notes, and the most important, your encouragement.”
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.
Steven Smith
Missionary and Finance Director, Husband and Father of 3
This ministry is so needed in the body of Christ.  It’s so practical and doable, but I’ve not seen anything like it.
Charles Criniere
High School Teacher, Husband, Father of 8


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.