by Ann Margaret (Vancouver, BC)
Dear God, my family is in trouble. Please give us continued strength; we are living in poverty. My partner and I argue; please help my partner to see your light, your love and your way. We are ever humbling, always helping others that are in worse positions then ourselves.
Please be ever present, when my partner loses patience; teach him how to show mercy rather then fly into a fit of rage. Please shield our son’s eyes, heart and spirit, and that he may not bare witness to acts of satan or sin, by his father. Please help me to continue to have faith in you in the most difficult moment(s) – and to be strong in defending myself from vicious words or physical anger from my partner.
Help me to believe that this shall pass, that my family will be able to look forward to blessings you’ll bestow upon us and that we shall remain together. Forgiveness. Hope. Faith. Respect. Trust. Love. Patience. Kindness. Passion. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen
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Children have a lot of power—power to make a difference in families! All families are not the same, but every family is important to Heavenly Father. He wants our families to be strong, so He gave us “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” to help us. Heavenly Father knows that you can help your family be strong.
You are part of an eternal family that needs your help.
You can bring happiness, kindness, and love to your family.
You can listen to each other, work and play together, forgive and help each other.
You can read the scriptures with your family.
You can be a good example to your family as you pray and keep the commandments.
Decorate a clean, empty can with this label (at right) and some photos or drawings. Fill in the word strips with ideas about how you can strengthen your family. Cut out the word strips and put them in the can. Each day choose a word strip from the can and do what it says. As you try to live your ideas, you can make a difference in your family!
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