Monday, July 13, 2009

Scripture of the Week: 3 Nephi 18:21

"Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed."
3 Nephi 18:21

President Monson likes to say “The family that prays together stays together”.

We chose this scripture and quote to go along with our Family Home Evening lesson adapted from the Primary Sharing Time suggestion listed in The Friend magazine for July 2009.

Family prayer strengthens my family.

  • Read: 3 Nephi 18:21. Listen for what Jesus Christ commands us to do (pray in our families).
  • Tape one of the following word strips on each child in random order: family, prayer, will, strengthen, my, family. Ask the other children to help unscramble the children so the words are in the right order. Recite the sentence together.
  • Show GAK 606- explain we are encouraged to have family prayer every night and every morning.
  • Ask: what can you do to help with family prayers? (remind their family to have family prayer, come quickly when called, take turns saying the prayer, pray for members of the family, be reverent during the prayer.)
  • Sing “Family Prayer” (CS p. 189) and think about our family kneeling in prayer.
  • Write at the top of a paper “Family prayer will strengthen my family.” Draw a picture of our family kneeling in prayer.