The Altar Project

The Altar Project

Something special happens when your family or a small group of friends regularly come together for family worship and prayer. It's a relational bonding experience between our Creator God and our family. Maybe you are well-acquainted with family worship time, or maybe you would like to start this experience!

You are invited to join "The Altar Project" from October 12 sunset to November 10 sunset. Families (including singles) throughout Washington Conference are called to engage in 30-days of prayer to re-prioritize the pursuit of God in our homes, schools, and churches. Experience spiritual revival through the restoration of family worship, and see how it alters your spiritual growth!

Alter your altar this October 12 to November 10!

Did you know?

Alter is a verb meaning to change, and Altar is a noun meaning a place of worship.

Daily Prayer & Devotional Inspiration

Getting Started: The Concept

Six Ideas for Restoring the Family Altar
Discover six ideas that you can use to restore your family worship experience!


Getting Started: Invitation Letter

10 Reasons for Restoring Family Worship
Join 30 days of revival and reformation that begins simply with gathering the family at least once a day to pray and worship God together. Alter your altar!


The Altar Project - Day 2

Lord, Save Our Children

Join in praying for God to rescue our children from the “fierce” forces that threaten or hold them captive. 



The Altar Project - Day 4

A Way of Life

Loving God first, last, and best is not a secondary, back-burner concern. It is priority number one, and it starts with a rebuilt family altar.


The Altar Project - Day 6

Warrior Parents

May parents (and mentors, too) guide children in the right direction, and help grow godly men and women.


The Altar Project - Day 8

Is Anything Too Hard for the Lord?

Thank You, Lord, for not being intimidated by our problems. Thank You that nothing is too hard for You.


The Altar Project - Day 10

The Prayer Hedge

Adventist co-founder Ellen White advised many years ago: "It is the duty of Christian earnest prayer and persevering faith, to make a hedge about their children."


The Altar Project - Day 12

What Sin?

The Bible says that when we become new in Christ, “the old has gone; the new has come!” The old life of rebellion and sin is gone. The record of our wrongs was nailed to the cross. Hallelujah!

The Altar Project - Day 14

King and Kin

After showing the disciples what prayer isn’t (see Matthew 6:5-8), Jesus revealed the essence of prayer by teaching them to say, “Our Father…”


The Altar Project - Day 16

False Advertising

Ever wondered what the fig tree has to do with prayer? The Jews, represented by the fig tree, had no faith in God. They advertised that they were spiritually fruitful because of their connection to God.



The Altar Project - Day 18

Wind Surfing

Ever wonder why Jesus didn’t calm the storm first before inviting Peter to walk to Him on the water? Obviously, Jesus had the power to calm the storm, as He had done before when the disciples woke him and Jesus hushed the storm into silence. 



The Altar Project - Day 20

Give Thanks

How powerful is the attitude of gratitude to bring about a shift in the way we perceive our circumstances. Why not start thanking Him now and see the change in your life?



The Altar Project - Day 22

Got Fire?

Please join us in praying that revival fires kindled at the home altars will set the Washington Conference ablaze, and hundreds of young and old will return to God. 



The Altar Project - Day 24

Party Time!

God is planning a party in heaven. And the price of admission is righteousness. That’s a big problem because the Bible says, “There is none righteous, no not one.” What do we do? Admit our need.


The Altar Project - Day 26

Child Guidance

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” - Proverbs 22:6


The Altar Project - Day 28

Feed On His Faithfulness

What is your heart’s desire? Does it in anyway connect with your happiness in the Lord? Or trusting Him? Turn your thoughts into petitions and praises. 


The Altar Project - Day 30

When God Interprets Our Prayers

For the past 30 days you have come to the altar and presented your prayers to God. It did not matter whether your prayers were child-like, eloquent, muffled sobs, or silent thoughts. The Holy Spirit interpreted them all.

Getting Started: An Appeal

A Few Minutes A Day
How can a few more minutes a day change the way your family worships?


The Altar Project - Day 1

Alter the Altar

Invite your family, your brother or sister in Christ, or a small group of friends to join in you "altering your altar" for the next 30 days!


The Altar Project - Day 3

Trust His Promises

When we come to Him in faith, every petition enters the heart of God. Pray for a heart that will allow you to seek Him first daily.


The Altar Project - Day 5

Cries for Our Children

What a different world this would be if kids grew up knowing how much God loves them.



The Altar Project - Day 7

A Prayer for Help with Media

May we all (children and adults alike) obtain our values and worldview from the Word of God and not from TV and video games.


The Altar Project - Day 9

The Rule of Seven

It should come as no surprise that God was the first to employ the marketing "Rule of Seven."


The Altar Project - Day 11

Storm Resistant

Is your "house" storm resistant? Is your family spiritually prepared for "the big one"? What names would you give the "winds" blowing against people of faith today?


The Altar Project - Day 13

Your Father Knows

Many of children learn to recite a model, but don’t comprehend how to communicate with Jesus Christ. We need to help them realize that God desires a relationship with them.


The Altar Project - Day 15

Raising the Roof

The story of the paralytic and his four friends teaches an important lesson about intercessory prayer: Have one goal—getting our friends to Jesus.


The Altar Project - Day 17

Count Your Blessings

The old hymn exhorts to “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings, see what God has done!” Have you done this lately?




The Altar Project - Day 19

To the Moon And Beyond

So just how high are the heavens above the earth? Think of it this way. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a pancake shaped spiral of somewhere in the neighborhood of 100-400 billion stars and 100 billion planets, of which our earth is only one. 




The Altar Project - Day 21

What's In Your Cup?

We have to ask ourselves... "What's in my cup?" When life gets tough, what spills over? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions? You choose!



The Altar Project - Day 23

Deer in the Headlights

Is God shining a light on some attitude or habit that is paralyzing you in place? Are you frozen in fear of giving your all to him? Or, do you prefer dimness to the light of truth?



/ Photo by Pezibear

The Altar Project - Day 25

Let There Be Singing

“Let there be singing in the home, of songs that are sweet and pure, and there will be fewer words of censure and more of cheerfulness and hope and joy.” – Ellen G. White



The Altar Project - Day 27

The Whole Enchilada

When it comes to faith as Jesus defined it—the persistent, determined calling on God in prayer with everything I’ve got, do I have it?


The Altar Project - Day 29

Hold Me

Whatever trial you are facing, you can be assured that He will hold you and deliver you. He is mighty to save!

What's Next?

40-Day Marriage Revival Challenge

Get ready for the 40-day prayer and passion challenge for married couples this January 6-February 14, 2019. You and your spouse will embark on an incredible journey to spiritual revival in your marriage.


Thank you for joining The Altar Project! May you continue to "Alter Your Altar" by God's grace!

Have a Question about Family Worship? Have a Story or Prayer Request to Share?

Join "The Altar Project" and see how you can alter your altar!