1. THANK YOU PRAYERS | Psalm 103:2-3
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.
Take turns speaking out short thank you prayers for all the benefits you have gains from the Lord. Be sure to remember the sins he has forgiven and the times he has healed you
Have everyone just share one “Thank You” prayer at a time, going back and forth a few times. At first it may seem awkward or you may begin with things that seem “Small”, but as you open your heart to Thanksgiving, you will begin to thank Him for greater, deeper, and more eternal things.
- TRUST PRAYERS | Mark 5:34
“Your faith has healed you.
Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
True faith and trust is all that’s needed to worship Jesus. Take turns praying “trust prayers,” listing different areas of your life where Jesus has proved faithful, but also declaring your trust in faith in Jesus in places where you haven’t yet seen an answer.
Seal the time of prayer be reading this scriptures aloud:
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
- Family Communion
Communion is an easy way to worship as a family. The Bible invites us to receive it as often as we feel appropriate. It also allows for any disciple of Jesus to facilitate it (Acts 2:42-47). Here are some thoughts to get you started:
- To begin, have someone read some selected passages of Scripture that remind us of the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection: Isaiah 53; Galatians 2:16–21
- Next, pass the bread around and ask each member to tear off a piece, which represents the body of Jesus Christ that was broken for us.
- Read 1 Corinthians 11:23–26.
- Pass the cup of juice around and invite members to dip their bread into the cup.
- Encourage members to spend some minutes in personal prayer and reflection after they have taken the bread and juice. Consider sharing those reflections with one another.
- After all members have been served, close the time with prayer and praise.
- WORSHIP “JESUS THE HEALER” WITH PSALM 30
We have an entire book of worship in the bible- Psalms! Read through Psalm 30 and after reading through it, ask each person to talk about their favorite line or stanza in the Psalm. Direct that discussion into words and prayers of worship and praise to God directly. You can do this by yourself as well – King David certainly did.
Youtube, CDs, iTunes, or your smart phone are great resources for family worship time. You can look up your favorite worship song online or set up a Worship playlist on your phone. Invite your children to be a part of selecting the songs. If you have a musical member in your family, consider nurturing them into your family’s worship leader.
Here are a few songs to get you started:
Healer- Kari Jobe
Your Great Name – Anthony Evans
Healing Is In Your Hands – Passion
I Call You Jesus- Israel Houghton
Break Through – Tommy Walker
The Blood Will Never Loose Its Power
There is Healing in His Name
He Healeth Me, Oh, Bless His Name
Teachings On Family Worship On YouTube:
Leading Family Worship – Joel Beeke
Family Worship – David Platt
Family Worship by Voddie Baucham at CHEC https://youtu.be/fwdsNRdYqCk