Pencil drawing of the Savior hovering near a family gathered in prayer. Few things can bring the Spirit and a feeling of unity into the home than taking a few minutes at the beginning and ending of each day to pray as a family- though gathering everyone together can be a challenge! Hearing family members express thanks to Heavenly Father and petition Him for needed blessings creates a sense of security knowing God is gracious and that our collective faith will help bring about His perfect, loving response. “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” (Proverbs 15:29)
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Children’s minds open to the reality of God’s existence as they listens to a parent pray, and with the same eagerness of learning to walk and talk, they begin to share the pure and simple feelings of their hearts with Him. I was blessed to be raised in a family where family prayer was a constant, and I have continued the practice in my own home with the expectation that the trend will carry on for generations.