Saturday, July 1, 2017

Family Prayer Strengthen Families

Elder Robert D. Hales states that including family prayer as part of a daily routine is something parents should give highest priority to. When we read The Proclamation to The World we learn that we must "Strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society" because families are central to God's plan. There are three steps that are set out as a focus on the Mormon channel that I find are really helpful.
Step 1 is to Build your family's foundation on the teachings of Christ. Part of this step is prayer. Children learn by example and through family prayer it enables children to participate in praying for the whole family. In these prayer gatherings there can be teachings expressed by the Spirit. The feelings and experiences of having family prayer can lead to less contention in the home and will invite the Spirit to dwell. 
Challenge to my Family was to have family prayer morning and night. 
We have been practicing this for 4 years now. There have been times where my husband or I would forget and our children would remind us. I know prayer is powerful and can lead to change, love, and unity in a home. 
President Hinckley spoke of family prayer and says that " family prayer in the homes of the people, is one of the basic medications that would check the dread disease that is eroding the character of our society. We could not expect a miracle in a day, but in a generation we would have a miracle." If you get a chance you should read this talk.

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