Friday, August 2, 2013

Defense Against the Dark Arts

"Perhaps there has never been a time when we had greater need to pray and to teach our family members to pray. Prayer is a defense against temptation. It is through earnest and heartfelt prayer that we can receive the needed blessings and the support required to make our way in this sometimes difficult and challenging journey we call mortality."
{Pres. Thomas S. Monson GC Oct. 2007}

Devin picks up on the little things. He watches us fold our arms to pray and has started joining in prayers--especially when I pray at meal time. I think he is even beginning to associate the word "prayer" with folding his arms. I love that I am equipping him with his defense against the dark arts. :)


Spencer and Julie said...

Cute Lisa! I should start teaching Autumn. Never too early to learn how to pray!


Lisa said...

Julie--just know that I don't force it. We tell him to fold his arms. And normally he just ignores us and we start praying anyway. I peek during the prayer and he will stop what he is doing sometime during the middle of it and then fold his arms for maybe 5-10 seconds. His prayers are super short and sweet. :) We are also working on that he has to sit in the high chair and say a blessing before he gets any food.