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

Thus, the whole of Adam's family – and also as a family – would have prayed together each day. Thus did faithful Adam, before the creation of Eve. Thus would his entire household too have done – had he not later sinned.

Indeed, Adam's family – like all other families descended from that first family – was required to keep on praying daily. This was so, even after the fall. Accordingly, the Confession also16 rightly concludes that "prayer…is by God required of all men"; and also that "God is to be worshipped everywhere…in private families daily." For the Confession states17 that "God gave to Adam a Law as a covenant of works by which He bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience." Moreover, God also gave to the unfallen Adam "power and ability to keep it" – namely that Law of God. "Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12; 5:17; Galatians 3:10; Job 28:28" etc.