These FREE devotions for families will help your family GROW in faith. We’ve made it simple for you to add a Scripture reading to your family time!
God’s Word is alive. It has the power to transform hearts from the inside out… even when you think no one is listening! You know this. That’s why you want to have a family devotional time.
But life is busy. We have the best intentions, but finding something that’s both simple and meaningful for the whole family can be a challenge. Not to mention, clearing the schedule of distractions.
That’s why I designed these FREE monthly devotional printables.
These printables are a simple way to help your family GROW in faith. They are perfect for all ages levels, as you can easily adapt your reading to fit your family’s needs.
Think of it like your family devotions “easy button.”
Why are family devotions so hard?
Aside from the busy life, there is one HUGE obstacle to having a great family devotion: the kids! Haha. Don’t worry, I love my kids. Actually, I love all kids. So please understand that when I say kids make family devotions difficult, I say it with love.
It’s not that kids are out to get us (most of the time.) They are just learning and growing. They are experimenting with life and we are along for the ride. While this seems frustrating some days, it’s actually one of the biggest blessings of parenting. We get to see them GROW!
I know it may seem like your kids aren’t listening especially when that teen rolls her eyes at the mention of family devotions, but trust God when He says that it’s your job to impart this knowledge. Know that even when she rolls her eyes, she still wants to know the truth deep inside.
And those little people who can’t stop touching each other, giggling or making inappropriate boy noises (you know what I mean)… those kids are really listening to you. In fact, they are taking in more than you can ever imagine.
So stay faithful. Keep showing up. Oh, and give up that “ideal family devotion” you picture in your head. Not every moment will be theologically dense and end with angelic kids singing hymns. In fact, none of them may seem like that.
We are fooled into thinking everyone does it better than us. But that’s just not reality.
There is no perfect family. And there is no such thing as perfect devotions for families.
But that’s fine because God didn’t call us to create a picture-perfect family devotion. He called us to be gardeners. Our job is planting and watering the seeds that God is faithful to grow. Or as Deuteronomy says, our job is to talk, talk, talk!
It’s hard to let go and remember that God’s job is to soften the hearts of our kids and grow their faith, but if we can hold firm to this truth, family time will be much less discouraging.
Even if you’ve never followed through with devotions for your family in the past, today is a new day! You can do this! And these printables will help!
What is Included in the Devotions for Families?
Our goal is to give you the tools you need to be effective with your family devotions. It is possible to have fun kids devotions that impact their faith! That’s why we’ve created all you need to do it simple yet meaningful way! Each month you’ll receive:
This bookmark will have 20 family Scripture readings based upon that month’s theme for you to read throughout the month. You can check them off as you go. No pressure! If you miss some, that’s ok!
As you use the Scripture readings for your family devotions, you may want to use a variety of fun kids devotions. We have loved reading in different voices, acting passages out, and other creative ways to read Scripture.
On the back of the bookmark we have reflection questions for you to discuss with your family, a hymn you could sing with your family, and a family service activity idea you could do with your family!
Remember, these are simple guidelines for your devotions with your family. Based upon that month’s theme, we’ve equipped you with a variety of ways to teach your kids that particular truth about God.
You are not locked into doing all of the readings or the ideas. Don’t guilt yourself into that. Do what you can and enjoy it together!
Key Verse Printable
Each month you will also get access to a key verse printable. It has been designed as a beautiful printable that could be hung in your home as a reminder for the month.
You could read the verses with your family throughout the day. Encourage them to read the verses when they see the printable. Challenge them to memorize one of the verses each week. However works best for your family, these verses will serve as a visual reminder of the month’s key truth.
How To Use These Devotions for Families
These devotions for families can be adapted to your family no matter the ages of your kids! Whether you encourage your kids to read individually in their Bible or you read together as a family, there’s a way to get everyone involved. (Again, fun kids devotions will give you lots of ideas.)
If you have younger kids, you could read the daily verses at one of your meal times together. The discussion questions are ones that kids of all ages could answer on some level. Older kids can even help younger kids identify truths about God from the text.
Post the printable with the month’s key verses on the refrigerator and encourage your kids to read one verse every time they get something out of the fridge. Or hang it on the mirror in the bathroom and encourage them to read one verse every time they wash their hands.
The family service idea is something you could do together one time during the month. After doing the activity, spend a few minutes talking about how that activity pointed to the verses theme for the month.
With life being full and busy, we need tools that can help us simplify the important things in life like spending time together in God’s Word. I trust that these devotions for families printables will do just that for your family!