Family Home Evening – Drawing Closer to the Savior

My promise to you who pray and serve the Lord cannot be that you will have every blessing you may wish for yourself and your family, but I can promise you that the Savior will draw close to you and bless you and your family with what is best.

Based on President Henry B. Eyring’s ‘Come Unto Me’ address in April 2013 General Conference

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: Reverence is Love – Children’s Hymn Book # 31

Treat: smores from the oven (or if you have a fire pit do real ones!)

Attention Getter:

Gather all of your biggest and softest blankets and together as a family make a killer blanket fort. Consider using clotheslines and Christmas lights to really deck it out. Once the fort is made and everyone is cuddled inside talk about how warm and safe it feels. Being close to the Savior is kind of like being in an awesome blanket fort. When we are close to the savior we feel safety, love, and joy. What are some of the ways we can draw ourselves closer to Jesus Christ? President Eyring mentioned church attendance, taking the sacrament, scripture study, and service as ways we can draw closer to the Savior, what do you think of his list? When have you felt closest to the Savior in your life?

Lesson:

Read the following quote:

“My promise to you who pray and serve the Lord cannot be that you will have every blessing you may wish for yourself and your family, but I can promise you that the Savior will draw close to you and bless you and your family with what is best. You will have the comfort of His love and feel the answer of His drawing closer as you reach out your arms in giving service to others.

“As you bind up the wounds of those in need and offer the cleansing of His Atonement to those who sorrow in sin, the Lord’s power will sustain you. His arms are outstretched with yours to succor and bless the children of our Heavenly Father including those in your family.”

Make a goal as a family to find ways to serve others, this can be through a family service project or it could simply be through simple acts of service at home.

Closing Hymn: Nearer My God to Thee – Hymn Book #100

Closing Prayer

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