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“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” Psalm 5: 3.
Daily prayer and devotion is a dedicated time of fellowship with God that includes study, worship, praise, and prayers to the Lord. Individuals and families set aside a specific time of the day, usually very early in the morning, to fellowship with one another, the Holy Spirit and with the Lord. However, some families also include an evening time of dedication just before they go to bed.
It is very important for all Christians to have devoted times of personal or family daily devotions as we pray to God for a number of reasons. The Bible says that we need to do our best to present ourselves to God as workers who are approved, not being ashamed but correctly handling the word of truth – 2 Timothy 2: 15.
Another importance of daily prayer and commitment is that the family again can pray together concerning any challenge that the family might be facing at that particular time. Not being anxious about anything; rather, bringing all our requests to God in times of prayer and petition, along with giving thanks has been emphasized in Philippians 4: 6.
The family can do prayer topics of intercession, thanksgiving and supplications for unsaved souls, Christendom, government and prayers for health while not merely for the needs of their family only during these times of attachment to God. Children who are raised in such an environment generally cultivate a strong value for christian prayer both for themselves and for others.
The time of family fellowship and effective praise is an opportunity for the entire family to study God’s Word together and for the children to ask questions and get scriptural answers about the things that are not clear to them
The time of adoration and simple prayer is not completed without an opportunity to sing songs of praise and honor to the Lord for His blessings and help. While you sing and dance in praises, thanksgiving glory to the Lord, you are showing that you truly appreciate Him for all that He has done for you, your family, church, organization and so on. Remember that it is a grateful heart that deserves more. When we pray to God daily it is a demonstration of our love for the Master. Joshua challenged the people of Israel to choose God and server Him and Him alone – Joshua 24: 15. As you gather your family for devotion, you are affirming that the Lord reigns supreme over your family, and God will command His blessings upon your family such that everyone will notice.
Yet another importance of the believers prayer is that your children and every member of your household would have been trained in righteousness so that even in your absence they would exhibit all that you have taught them.