The New Era
The Importance of Priesthood Blessings
Learn more about the spiritual power that can come from priesthood blessings in an article on page 2 by Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Oaks gives examples of priesthood blessings, explains their significance, and shares experiences.
Seeking Answers to Prayer
What can I do to receive inspiration? In “How to Pray and Seek Answers” on page 48, Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve gives counsel on how to ask the right questions, how to feel closer to Heavenly Father, and how to recognize answers to prayer.
Reverence, Respect, and Love
See pages 28–29 of the July 2012 Friendfor an activity that helps children recognize the importance of being reverent and respectful. The activity helps children learn that treating others with respect and being reverent at church helps us show Heavenly Father that we love Him.
What Is a Testimony?
In “Thomas’s Testimony” on pages 8–9 of the July Friend, Thomas struggles to share his testimony because he isn’t sure what a testimony is. The story explains what a testimony is and teaches children about actions they can take to gain a testimony.