How to Worship God in Your Home

- a guide to family prayer-
Intro: House of God

Bethel is a Hebrew word meaning “House of God”. It is the place named by Jacob when he awoke from his dream: “He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending by it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: “I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying” (Gen 28:12-13).


God promised Jacob: “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Gen 28:14-15).

“When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it."  He was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven” (Gen 28:16-17).


What an amazing moment that was for Jacob! He had a true awakening to God in his midst. Many people in the church today are coming to an awakening because God is calling them. God wants to bless His people, protect them and give them an inheritance. People around the world are coming to the realization that God wants to be present to them and that they can find Him right in their own homes. “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matt. 18:20).  There is nothing like the change that takes place in a person who, upon awakening to this realization can say like Jacob, “This place is the gate of heaven and I did not know it!” What excitement awaits the individuals and families who find their Bethel! They will discover the blessings of God and they and their families will become a blessing to others. God will watch over them, give them the land that He has promised and never abandon them!


Jacob decided to give his life to God: “Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will watch over me on this journey I am taking and will give me food to eat and clothes to wear so that I return safely to my father's house, then the LORD will be my God and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth” (Gen 28:20-22).


Indeed, God watched over Jacob and provided food and clothing for him and brought him back to Bethel to establish His house. Today, God still desires that we make our houses a Bethel. When we realize that our homes can have the presence of God we will know that we have been given a gateway to heaven. God reassures us that He will take care of our earthly needs. He sent Jesus to tell us:  “So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:31-33).


God wants all families to be blessed with heavenly things: peace, love and joy in their homes, healing, and His protection. We can have these things by making our homes a House of God.  All we need to do is realize that God has a dream for each one of us that will bring us to a greater realization of His Presence that will cause us to respond as Jacob did.


God has led me to share lessons that will help families draw nearer to God, learn how to receive the blessings of God, and understand more about their faith to build the Kingdom of God. In our own homes, with our own family, we have everything we need to ascend to heaven.

April 6, 2020

Isaiah 42:1-7

Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
    my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
    he will bring forth justice to the nations.
He will not cry or lift up his voice,
    or make it heard in the street;
a bruised reed he will not break,
    and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;
    he will faithfully bring forth justice....

April 5, 2020

Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken...

April 4, 2020

Ezekiel 37:21-28

Thus says the Lord God: I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from every quarter, and bring them to their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms. They shall never again defile...

April 3, 2020

Jeremiah 20:10-13

For I hear many whispering:
    “Terror is all around!
Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
    All my close friends
    are watching for me to stumble.
“Perhaps he can be enticed,
    and we can prevail against him,
    and take our revenge on him.”
But the Lord is with me like a dread warrior;
    therefore my persecutors will stu...

April 2, 2020

Genesis 17:3-9

Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the ancestor of a multitude of nations. I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. I will establish my covenant between me an...

April 1, 2020

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95

Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods and you do not worship the golden statue that I have set up? Now if you are ready when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, drum, and entire musical ensemble to fall down and worship the statue that I have made, well and good. But if you do not worship, you shall immediately b...

March 31, 2020

Numbers 21: 4-9

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we detest this miserable food.” Then the Lord sent poisonous serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many Israe...

March 30, 2020

Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62

There was a man living in Babylon whose name was Joakim. He married the daughter of Hilkiah, named Susanna, a very beautiful woman and one who feared the Lord. Her parents were righteous, and had trained their daughter according to the law of Moses. Joakim was very rich, and had a fine garden adjoining his house; the Jews used to come to him because he was the most honored of them all. That y...

March 29, 2020

Ezekiel 37:12-14

Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know...

March 28, 2020

Jeremiah 11:18-20

It was the Lord who made it known to me, and I knew;
    then you showed me their evil deeds.
But I was like a gentle lamb
    led to the slaughter.
And I did not know it was against me
    that they devised schemes, saying,
“Let us destroy the tree with its fruit,
    let us cut him off from the land of the living,
    so that his name will no l...

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