and Evening Worship
come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
The Lord has a special interest in the
families of His children here below. Angels offer the smoke of the fragrant
incense for the praying saints. Then in every family let prayer ascend to
heaven both at morning and at the cool sunset hour, in our behalf presenting
before God the Saviour's merits. Morning and evening the heavenly universe
takes notice of every praying household.
Come in humility with a heart full of
tenderness and with a sense of the temptations and dangers before yourselves
and your children; by faith bind them upon the altar, entreating for them the
care of the Lord. Ministering angels will guard children who are thus dedicated
Family worship should not be governed by
circumstances. You are not to pray occasionally, and when you have a large
day's work, neglect it. In thus doing you lead your children to look upon
prayer as of no special consequence. Prayer means very much to the children of
God, and thank offerings should come up before God morning and evening. Says
the Psalmist, "O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful
noise to the rock of our salvation."
It should be a pleasure to worship the
Lord. . . . He desires that those who come to worship Him shall carry away with
them precious thoughts of His care and love, that they may be cheered in all
the employments of daily life, that they may have grace to deal honestly and
faithfully in all things.
In the home it is possible to have a
little church which will honor and glorify the Redeemer.
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When we have good home religion we will
have excellent meeting religion.
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