Prayers and Ceremonies
We have two important resources for family and household life:
- Family Worship: Just as an individual Christian needs to come before the Lord daily in prayer, so a Christian family or household needs to come before the Lord daily with its praises, thanksgiving, and petitions.
And just as an individual Christian needs to read and study Scripture, so a Christian family or household needs to build its common life on God’s holy Word. This booklet is an excellent resource for these purposes, and includes prayers and ceremonies for the principal Christian feasts and seasons.
- The Lord’s Day Ceremony: A Lord’s Day Ceremony on Saturday evening is a wonderful way for a family or household to welcome and celebrate the Lord’s Day, the day of the Lord’s resurrection, Sunday. This booklet contains two ceremonies for a household opening and closing of the Lord’s Day. They are based on the practices of the Jewish people that Jesus and his disciples as well as the earliest Christians probably followed.
In addition, there are explanations of the ceremonies, instruction on how to celebrate, and some historical background.