Wednesday, April 29th
"Carry on prayer on every occasion." (Ephesians 6:18)
Your children can learn much about Jehovah by listening to your prayers. If they hear you give thanks to God at mealtimes and offer prayers at Bible study sessions, what conclusions might they draw? They will likely learn that Jehovah supplies our physical needs -for which he should be thanked- and that he teaches us spiritual truths. These are valuable lessons. (James 1:17) However, if you pray with your family at times other than meals and family Bible studies and if you discuss specific matters that affect you and your children, you will accomplish even more. You will help you children to feel that Jehovah is part of your family, that he cares deeply about you individually. (1 Peter 5:6, 7) Could you pray with your children each day? Could you help them view Jehovah as a Friend, who not only provides their physical and spiritual necessities but also cares about their emotional needs? -Philippians 4:6, 7.
(Watchtower issue: 09/01/07, 2:5, 6)