Daily Family Worship: Household Devotions Each Morning and Evening as a Chief Means of Church Revival

While Pastor at Ashwell in Hartfordshire, the sons of several nobles and gentlemen wanted to spend some time in his home, so that they might profit from his family instructions. So he maintained in his home an assistant, to tutor these young men – requiring of them the same account in catechizing as of his own servants.



A chapter of the Holy Bible was daily read by one of them, in course, after dinner and supper. He whose turn it was to read, was required also to repeat from memory the substance of what he had read. Thus, much knowledge was obtained. Palmer himself would then explain difficult passages – and in addition require his servants to listen to the reading of some part of Scripture after every meal.