The Importance of Faith at Home
Practicing faith at home allows children, youth, and adults to connect with God and put faith at the center of their lives. Along with church and other communities, the household is where faith is formed, nurtured, and passed on. Practicing faith at home is fun! Even a few minutes a day, or one faith practice per week can have strong and lasting impacts. 

Building Faith has assembled home practices that are do-able, adaptable, fun, and meaningful. The following guides, by authors who have done these practices themselves, include easy-to-follow steps, along with general guidelines, and even materials and resources.

It is never too late to bring faith into your household. Jesus’ promised gift of the Holy Spirit means that we have the strength and guidance to live and share our faith. The following practices will encourage and help you along the way.

Home Practices can be used by all households, regardless of the size and form: singles, friends, couples, children, teens, and parents.

Any Time Practices

Review Your Day with God

inside car red

Praying in your Car

fork and spoon

Praying before Meals

Lectio Bible

Household Bible Reading with Lectio Divina

family-prayer hands

Blessing Children in the Home

Sacred space Lent Emily home cross

Make a Sacred Space at Home

road path

Celtic Prayers for Traveling

birthday cake candles

Birthday Prayers and Blessings

Make a Faith Chest

Make a Faith Chest


Prayer Sticks

Make a Prayer Net


Seasonal Practices


Advent Prayers for a Household

Christmas Eve for the Christian Household

Christmas Eve for the Christian Household

chalking the door

Epiphany Chalking the Door

Ash Wednesday Backyard Bonfire

Ash Wednesday Bonfire

empty wood table

Maundy Thursday Stripping the Table

Coffee butterlfy easter craft

Easter Resurrection Butterflies

Pentecost fire stick ribbon

Pentecost Fire Sticks