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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 An encouraging word to mothers (regarding the family altar).

"A Christian mother says that her husband is not a Christian, and that she has never had the courage to establish family worship. But many godly mothers have done so. There are mothers who every morning and every evening gather their children together, sing a hymn with them, read a chapter from God’s Word, and then bow in prayer invoking heaven’s grace upon their heads and upon the beloved father. It would be easy to cite ­examples proving the power of such hallowed faithfulness.

This may at first be a cross for a mother to take up – but, like all crosses taken up for Christ’s sake and for love’s sake, the burden becomes a joy and an uplifting influence, and out of the hard duty comes such blessing that the hardness is soon forgotten. There are men in heaven today, or engaged now in earnest Christian service on the earth – because their godly wives had the courage to establish a family altar in the home. There are children all over the Christian world in whose hearts the sweetest memory of early years is that of the tender moments in the old home when they bowed in the daily prayer and the mother with trembling tones implored God’s blessing upon her household."

- J.R. Miller

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 Re: An encouraging word to mothers (regarding the family altar).

Thanks for posting.


Sandra Miller

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