Family devotions can be a lot simpler with family devotion resources, so let’s compile some lists. First, we will offer family devotion resources and then we will list family devotion resources more specifically tied to age. (The product is simply a PDF version of this list.)
Family Devotion Resources
There are also several free resources online that your family can use:
- “Around the Word” is a free weekly download/printable. It offers a weekly psalm, verse, prayer, and hymn, as well as a Scripture reading and paragraph devotion within the order of devotion from the Small Catechism. (I believe the readings are taken from the Historic Lectionary.)
- “Lambs at Pasture” is another free weekly download/printable. This one includes the Introit, Daily Reading & Discussion Questions, a memory verse, a hymn of the week, a Catechism Connection, Collect of the Week, and a Friday activity. This one is also available in Spanish.
- Peace Lutheran (Sussex, WI) is well known for their weekly “Congregation at Prayer.” You can also find their master schedule for the year on their website. That includes a daily Scripture reading and a weekly verse, psalm, portion of the catechism, and hymn.
Other common resources include:
- Portals of Prayer, which consists of daily devotions
- Today’s Light, which has six readings a week, taking you through the whole Bible in two years.
- Strength for the Day
- Or simply a Bible reading plan and an order of prayer from the catechism or a hymnal.
Other family devotion resources on LutheranHomeschool.com:
If you want a Bible suitable for the youngest ages, our family has loved Concordia Publishing House’s The Story Bible (available here from CPH and here from Amazon). You can also view Bibles for various ages here.
CPH also offers books for families with young children, including, of course, catechism resources, and A Child’s Garden of Prayer. This book teaches a variety of prayers such as Luther’s morning and evening prayers, hymns, poems, etc. Fifty prayers in all. Family Time is a collection of 98 Bible stories and devotions.
CPH also has several series for families and their children:
- Little Visits has been around for a long time and they are written for children aged 4 to 12. In fact, you can find Little Visits, Little Visits with Jesus, Little Visits with God, etc., all from CPH.
- (Happy Times is a magazine for preschoolers (3-5). You can try a free copy here, although it isn’t all devotional in nature.)
- My Devotions as a subscription for devotions for children aged 8 to 12, though you can also buy a single copy to try it out.
- There are also season books, including Kimberly Ingalls series of family devotions, which are written for Kindergarten through Fourth graders.
- As children grow and, frankly, get interested in gross things, there’s even a series for that: Not-So-Nice Bible Stories by Jonathan Schkade.
- You can also go for classics like Reading the Psalms with Luther or various devotional books.