Saturday, April 30, 2011
Families are a great part of Gods plan. There are many books and people that talk of how to improve your family, or how to have a happy family. None can compare to the words given in the scriptures or to the words of a living prophet. One of my favorite scriptures on prayer comes from the Book of Mormon. "Therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name;" This is Jesus teaching us about prayer, and that we pray to the Father in the name of Jesus Christ, He continues on teaching that we need to ask for things that are righteous. Then my favorite part, "Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed." For sometime I thought we need to ask for blessings for our families, but recently I realized there is more to it. We need to pray as a family, the modern prophets have talked about how important families are. They have also stressed the importance of family time, in the LDS faith we try to have what we call family home evening. This family activity can not only help our families to learn but can bring our families closer together, and instill love in each other. This is all part of Heavenly Fathers plan to help us be happy and become like Jesus Christ. The key is, pray together, study Gods word and love one another.