We have three children under the age of 6 in addition to our 13 year old, and it is always a challenge to determine what method and content of daily prayer is the best for us. The abundance of devotional books and prayer books available sometimes makes it difficult to choose between them. I guess this is a credit to CPH. At the very least we have used the suggested prayers in Luther’s Catechism, adding in the Ten Commandments, or a hymn each day. Recently, however, I have been making use of the Daily Prayer for Individuals and Families that is in LSB whether we are praying in the morning, early evening, or before bed. I like the format of these for our family prayers, and I usually insert for the Scripture reading a devotion from the book Through Faith Alone. I have used the Treasury of Daily Prayer a couple of times with the family, but our kids usually start getting really antsy about 1/3 of the way through the long reading. I think for right now it will serve better in my personal prayers. Of course, it always seems like the minute we start prayers together, out come the deep yawns, the phone rings, and everything goes haywire. It can only be the devil, trying to keep us from meditating on God’s Word.
What works best for you?