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


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At midday, he constantly prayed with his family before dinner. Afterward, he spent some time with them in singing and other religious exercises. In the afternoon, he observed the same method in worship as in the morning (except now from the New Testament).

At the end of the day, Wilson called his family together, when many neighbours attended. They then repeated the sermons and expositions, after which he sung a psalm and concluded with prayer.

Wilson influenced many persons to engage in family worship, who had neglected it formerly. They then performed it morning and evening. As they sung at those times, persons walking in the street might hear the singing of psalms in many families. This was a plentiful source of joy and gratitude to every mind which was seasoned with genuine piety.