Why pray as a family?

With  the busy pace of today’s life why should we take time to pray regularly as a family? There are many reasons.

Unity. People who pray together grow closer.

Teaching. It’s a great opportunity to teach your child (and learn yourself) how to hear from God.

Obedience. We are commanded to “pray without ceasing.”

Altruism. We think of the needs of others and not our own.

Peace. We know we have taken our needs to God and He is taking care of things in His time.

Perspective. We are concerned with what God is doing all over the earth, not just in our own backyard.

Contentment. It brings satisfaction and lessens our need for “stuff” and allows us to just “be.”