February talk.pray.do. Prayer

Prayer is having a conversation with God!

Isn’t it incredible that we can actually talk to God? The God who made the world and the God who made us, wants to talk to us.

God says: “Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and unsearchable things that you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

I don’t know what you think about when you think of “family prayer”, but growing up in my house it was something that was rarely talked about, much less put into practice. It was rarely modeled, except for maybe at Thanksgiving.

Our hope this month is that you will start praying together as a family. That you will carve out time in your normal routine to gather up your family and pray. It could be at the dinner table, or it could be at bedtime. Pick a time that works best for you.

The talk.pray.do kit we sent home is a great tool to help you establish this practice of praying as a family. As you get your family into the habit of praising, thanking, and asking God for help, we hope this will truly impact their hearts and attitudes.

Imagine if we taught our children to pray, and they grew up trusting God with everything in their life. What if they truly believed that the God who made the whole world really cares about what’s happening in their life? He does!

The truth is we all need to be turning to God no matter what we’re facing. Big or small, He cares about what’s going on in our lives. When we pray it changes us! It causes us to trust in God and believe He’s listening and cares, and it motivates us to care about others. Prayer is powerful.

Start right now! Pray together. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just talk to God! He promises that He’s listening!

How do you carve out time for your family to pray together?