Most churches aren't as small as ours, but this motto works for the smallest church- the domestic Church, the family. Even if one has 12 kids, that is still a pretty small church. Fear not, little flock! You are a church; the Lord said, whenever there are 2 or more gathered in my name, I am with you! So beginning the day as a domestic church and calling upon God to sanctify the day will help remind the family that they are a church.
We are now lighting a candle to place in the icon corner for evening prayer- not very earth-shattering, but this does change the space of our living room into a holy place. Of course, it gives the 3 year old something to look forward to at the end of prayer- he gets to blow out the candle.
It is strange to write into cyberspace, knowing that at this point no one is reading. Perhaps that is how prayer is. God usually isn't loud in His dialog with us. We pray to heaven and sometimes feel as if no one is listening, but He is.