Praying Families Blog

Fueling prayer, worship and Bible reading in your home

703, 2017

A Vision For Worship In Our Homes

March 7th, 2017|

A Vision For Worship In Our Homes by: Sarah Markman Back At Miami University I remember the day when Passion came to town. I was in my last year of college. One of my friends asked if I had seen the RV with a big 268 on the side. This turned into a get together with the 2 representatives who were traveling with Passion Ministries. They shared how there was a gathering where 50,000 college students would come together in TN for a weekend of worship, prayer, and fasting. I was SO excited! [...]

2802, 2017

Charles Spurgeon on Family Worship

February 28th, 2017|

Chalres Spurgeon on Family Worship “If we want to bring up a godly family, who shall be a seed to serve God when our heads are under the clods of the valley, let us seek to train them up in the fear of God by meeting together as a family for worship.”  -Charles Spurgeon The Challenge of Busyness Most of us face the challenge of not having the time for family worship.  Our schedules are busy and we're a frequently tired people.  Looking at this one man's grace convinces me that regular times [...]

2102, 2017

Reasons Why Family Worship Is So Hard

February 21st, 2017|

3 Reasons Why Family Worship Is So Hard Picture this scene:  “Kids, It’s time for family worship!” All four kids come running from all four corners of our abode:  “Hooray!,” “Yippee!” “I’ve been waiting all day!”  “Thanks, Dad!” They proceed to grab their Bibles, sit in their usual spots in the living room, youngers equipped with colored pencils and coloring pages that naturally accompany todays lesson. Your spouse has already prepared your favorite cup of tea and has handed you a few notes she noticed that might help in the reading time. Your [...]

1402, 2017

Ten Ways To Delight In Your Children

February 14th, 2017|

Ten Ways To Delight In Your Children “You better stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about…” It was anything but delight.  Coming out of the grocery store last Saturday, a mom walked out with two-dozen eggs and a crying 5-year-old girl. I had all 4 kids with me and they were nearly crying because of the perceived pain of rejection and disappointment. What her mother expressed seemed too much to bear. I use the “I’m a pastor” line frequently when I meet folks because it let’s their guard down. I shared that [...]

3101, 2017

Three Ways To Experience God’s Delight In You

January 31st, 2017|

Three Ways to Experience God's Delight In You “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. 
 He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17) Leigh Thompson’s blog, Christian Mama Meditations struck me.  She writes, “I felt God’s gentleness as I read, “he will quiet you with his love.” Another translation says, “in his love he will no longer rebuke you.” Both translations simply say to me that God loves me, no matter [...]

2401, 2017

The First Step To Delighting In Them

January 24th, 2017|

The First Step To Delighting In Them “I always loved him more after he had scolded me than I did at any other time.” - Ralph Moody, Author (Taken from Little Britches) Ralph’s father put out his hand and offered him partnership.  Ralph was a little 9-yr-old boy whose family moved from New York to Colorado to be ranchers a couple years prior.  He developed a love for working and was hired by a neighbor rancher to contribute to the family’s needs.    But his little desire got the best of him and [...]


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.