Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

This cartoon reminds me of Zachary. He used to fold his arms and bow his head whenever we said prayer but now he just squeezes his eyes really tight but after a few seconds is looking around everywhere with is eyes half open. But I guess I wouldn't know that unless my eyes were half open looking at him.
I am thankful for prayer. I KNOW that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers because he has answered mine on more than one occasion. I KNOW that prayer not only brings my family closer to Him but closer to each other as well. I KNOW that Zachary is learning about prayer every day as we kneel together as a family. I KNOW that this is the perfect way to communicate my feelings of graditude and love to my Father in Heaven.
We recently had a Regional Conference at Church. This is where many many many congregations are given counsel from the leaders of our Church. Our Prophet and President Thomas S. Monson focused on a verse from the Doctrine and Convenants 88:119. It states, "Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God." I want that in my house. And I hope and pray that we are on our way to do all that is commanded in that verse. I am thankful to know that I can turn to Heavenly Father and ask for his assistance in making that happen. It is a work in progress but we are on our way....


Davis family said...

Thank you for sharing. that is a great thing to work towards.