Families Praying and Worshiping Together

In a recent article in Christianity Today magazine, Lyman Stone from the American Enterprise Institute reported on research into how family religious practices in the home influence the faith formation of children in positive ways into adulthood. Of course, this should not come as a surprise. Throughout the Scriptures, Christians parents are instructed to pass on the faith from generation to generation. If this is God’s design, then we should expect it to work. After looking at the research, Stone writes these words: “Families who pray and worship together tend to continue praying and worshiping together. They key to the successful transmission of the Christian faith across generations is not more youth groups or hipper pastors but the Holy Spirit working through the vocation of parenthood as parents take the time to share their faith with their own children.” Parents, remember that God has called you to be the primary nurturing influence your child’s life. Embrace and live out that high calling!