A Christ-Centered Home: Saturated With Scripture, Sustained by Prayer

Christian Home Scripture and Prayer

 

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Saturated with Scripture

Your word I have treasured in my heart,That I may not sin against You. ~ Psalm 119:11

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. ~ Psalm 119:105

I have been on a mission to saturate our home and our days with scripture. Pictures, songs, books, prayers, routines – even how we talk to each other – all these things can be so permeated with scripture that soaking in God’s Word becomes as eating and breathing in our lives. 

 

Saturate your home with scripture:

  • Wall displays like these beautiful printable scriptures or vinyl lettering from Wise Decor (a participant in the grand prize giveaway on Friday!)
  • Several Bibles and biblical story books around the house (like in our Bible time basket) for various ages and purposes
  • Scripture readings and devotions at every meal or at family worship time
  • Family scripture memorization so that you may hide God’s word in your hearts together
Even the details like your morning cup of tea can remind you of God’s Word and His goodness. Scripture Tea sent me some of their delicious tea with scripture right on the tags! They would make great gifts, wouldn’t they?

 

What other creative ways can you think of to incorporate scripture in your home? Perhaps embroidered on a pillowcase? Scripture bookmarks? 


I have a coffee cup that I gave to my husband and then stole back. that says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Good thing it doesn’t say “Thou shalt not steal!”) I can’t even count how many times that scripture has caught my attention as I wearily face a new morning!  

 
Sustained by Prayer

…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. ~ Ephesians 6:18

Prayer is essential. We all know this. However, the longer I am a mom, the more God is teaching me about genuine prayer. We NEED it just like we need His Word. We need it more than food and water. There are seasons where popcorn prayers may be all we can muster (oh, those newborn days), but without a deep foundation of meaningful prayer, we are simply not living as effectively as we could be. 

I’m going to be perfectly honest: my prayer life isn’t great. It’s probably pretty typical though. I have ups and downs, but I want more. I love prayer and I know God has been calling me to deeper prayer for quite some time, but it’s been slow progress. That’s ok though, because God is patient. I am excited for what he’s been calling me to in these next few weeks!

What can help us be faithful and go deeper in our prayer life? 

  • Prayer Retreats. Taking an annual prayer retreat is something I started a few years back. I am so overdue! It is a great way to break through your own noise and enter into real prayer with God.
  • Prayer Journals. Writing things down in a journal not only sometimes helps focus our prayers, but it’s a great encouragement to read back over later on. Here is a DIY prayer journal I have done in the past.

What do you do to stay faithful in prayer? What helps you connect with God in those times of communion? 

Resources and Links
Here are more fantastic resources for saturating my home and my family with scripture and covering them in prayer. 

All Posts on Establishing a Christ-Centered Home

 

Enter the Giveaway!

(This giveaway is over)

  • Scripture TeaFour boxes of tea with scripture on the tags! 
  • Printable Wisdom $10 toward digital printables of scripture Bible verses, quotes, artwork, portraits, silhouettes, monograms, invitations and cards, gift tags, calendars, and more!  
  • Becoming a Prayer Warrior ebook by Susan Evans helps you move into a deeper prayer life. 
  • Personalized Prayer Journal of your choice from Integrity Graphics

Available in the US and Canada. Giveaway open through 4/16 and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. 

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Comments

  1. A Learning Journey says

    Tauna, I can’t get the FB link in the giveaway form for Scripture Tea to work. I visited their website, but I don’t see a Facebook icon. Do you have a direct link to their FB page? Thanks a bunch! I just saw the Scripture Tea bags at Crackle Barrel last night too.

  2. Leslie Stone says

    This is the first time I’ve heard of your blog. I found it through a friend (my piano teacher as a child) who shared the link on Facebook. Let me just say that the past few months of my life have been an emotional roller coaster…with more valleys than I could have ever expected. I can not even begin to tell yo how uplifting and refreshing this post is to me. You provided a beautiful reminder that the furthest I have to turn is to our wonderful Heavenly Father in prayer. Thank you for this post and for such an awesome giveaway! You’ve brightened my day!

  3. Bonnie Boucek says

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. It has come to me at a troubling time — my mom just came home from the hospital after having emergency for a ruptured hernia. She was in the hospital for 12 days (4 of which were in ICU). It is always when we are tested that we find our faith renewed and remember how blessed we truly are. Again thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

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