But one event I could participate in was the relay race.
We may remark, first, that it is clearly the duty of every family to maintain such worship. We may pass on, therefore, in the second place, to the advantages of family worship.
Among its lesser benefits, we may remark in passing that, rightly conducted, it makes a profitable impression upon those out of the family, who may chance to witness it. Family worship is also of unspeakable advantage in maintaining all the other institutions of our holy religion.
We can hardly enumerate the advantages of family worship to the household itself. That it draws down the blessing of God upon the domestic circle needs no proof, for we have for our encouragement, not only the general promises made to prayer, but the special assurance that "where two or three are gathered together in Christ's name He will be with them"; and we have farther, the evidence of actual experience.
If we value the salvation of our loved ones we shall not neglect this means of securing it. The restraining influence of domestic worship upon all the annoyances and disturbers of domestic peace is most powerful and valuable.
Who can kneel down and pray daily before his family against a sin which he habitually commits?
How can the inmates of a dwelling cherish unkind feelings towards each other while united in common prayer? We may next notice the manner in which family devotions may best be performed. Our last point will be to notice the objections and difficulties which are commonly opposed to the duty.
One may reply, that all these arguments and statements may be very good and true, but that he makes no profession of religion, and it would be improper, therefore, for him to set up family worship. Is it wrong for him to pray in secret, or in the house of God, or to give his children religious instruction?
And why any more so to pray in the family?Such an altar should there be in every household; and, without further special reference to our text, I proceed to the subject I have chosen for this occasion,, namely, that of family worship.
1. We may remark, first, that it is clearly the duty of every family to maintain such worship. 2. Such an altar should there be in every household; and, without further special reference to our text, I proceed to the subject I have chosen for this occasion,, namely, that of family worship.
1. We may remark, first, that it is clearly the duty of every family to maintain such worship. The family altar is the primary place where we pass on to our children the "baton" of our faith. But if this is true, what are some practical ways in which we can focus our family's activities on prayer?
The Family Altar: A Place of Prayer. The Family.
perspectives on the family—family is deteriorating, family is changing, not deteriorating, or family is stronger than ever. Discuss which of these perspectives you feel is the most accurate concerning families in the United States today, using information from the text and the reader to provide support for your argument.
In order to compare and contrast the three perspectives on. Text-Only View; Back; Table of Contents for this issue. We Have an Altar (Hebrews ) By Grant McClung. Tennessee) recognized the central importance of the altar experience in the home and made a statement on the family altar one of their earliest measures.
From the Church of God General Assembly, here is their resolution on. At Holy Family Catholic Parish, all registered parishioners who have received their First Holy cannot serve at a Mass (for example, due to illness), please call or text your Altar Server Coordinator as soon as possible, so an alternate can be found to take your place without delay.