Greetings in Christ!
I'm a brand new catechumen, living in Russia, and one of the things suggested to me by my priest was not only that I start a daily prayer rule (morning and night), but that I do so with my wife. She is Baptized Orthodox, but as she was raised in the USSR and only more recently became observant, she is not sure of how everything works.
We have found a nice set of AM and PM prayers at an Antiochian Church Website (my priest told me I might be better finding prayers on my own, as he speaks only Russian, as long as they are Orthodox) linked from this forum, but are unsure about:
A) Exactly how an icon is to be venerated in the home
B) How to properly say prayers together, as man and wife. Standing side by side, kneeling? Hand in hand, or not? Spoken, quietly, loudly, or silently prayed?
Furthermore, as we have two little kids, and one is old enough that he has been saying some simple prayers for about a year now before bed, does anyone have experience incorporating their children into a prayer rule?
I really like the image my priest gave me of an Orthodox family as a "маленькая церковь", a little church, and we want to strive for that!