New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Scrambled Starts

Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything In-Between

Jenny Youngman • August 2015

BUY Print $9.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $7.99

Do you long to teach your children to pray? How do you build a prayerful family when everyone is running in different directions?

In Scrambled Starts, Youngman shares honestly from her family's journey as she tried to build prayer into their daily lives. This encouraging book for parents and families includes

  • prayers for mealtime and bedtime
  • prayers for specific occasions and ordinary times
  • prayers for all ages
  • scriptures to memorize
  • help for starting a family devotion time

Benefit from Youngman's experiences with her family, and discover how to make prayer the heart of your own family!

Jenny Youngman is worship pastor at Providence United Methodist Church, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. She is also a musician and freelance writer. Jenny has edited resources for youth and youth workers for The United Methodist Publishing House and served as a youth pastor, Sunday school teacher, and youth group volunteer or mentor. She and her husband, Mark, have four children.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1499-7

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1537-6

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1500-0

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: August 2015

Trim Size: 5 in (w) x 7 in (h) x 0.203 in (d)

Page Count: 96

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Family & Relationships

BISAC1: REL012030



Jenny Youngman's honesty and practicality will help families pray in a fast-paced world. I can’t wait to read it and pray it with my daughters.
—Jacob Armstrong Pastor, Providence United Methodist Church Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Scrambled Starts is a treasure trove of personal stories, fresh ideas, good theology in everyday language, and prayers for all occasions. I am so inspired by Jenny's desire to grow praying kids who believe with all their hearts that God hears and answers. Though my children are grown, I still want that for them, and I want it for my grandchildren. As my kids do the work of spiritual formation in their families, it will be my delight to gift them with this beautiful resource.
—Andi Ashworth, author of Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring Editor-in-Chief of the Art House America Blog