Family Home Evening – Forgiveness

Based on Elder Craig A. Cardon’s ‘The Savior Wants to Forgive’ address in April 2013 General Conference

Opening Prayer

Opening Hymn: When I am Baptized – Children’s Hymn Book # 103

Treat: oranges

Attention Getter:

Watch the following bible video – Jesus forgives Sins and Heals a Man Stricken with Palsy


Discuss repentance and forgiveness. Why do we need it? Who gives it to us? How do we repent? How do we forgive? Read D&C 101:9 and discuss how much Heavenly Father loves us and wants to forgive us. He knows we aren’t perfect – that’s why He provided a way for us to repent.

End with this quote from Elder Cardon

“The Lord is always interested in our hearts and rationalized false faith does not justify sin,” he said. “Rather, after doing all we can do, His compassion and grace are the means whereby ‘in process of time’ we overcome the world through the enabling power of the Atonement. By humbly seeking this precious gift, ‘weak things become strong unto [us],’ (Ether 12:27) and by His strength, we are made able to do that which we could never do alone.”

Closing Hymn: Help me Dear Father  – Children’s Hymn Book #99

Closing Prayer


  1. Anonymous says:

    Great video. Thanks. I’m doing this talk soon.

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