Dana’s Blessing

  1. 1.

    Dana was born with a hole in her lips and inside her mouth. She had already had four operations to try to fix it. Today Dana and her parents had an appointment with the doctor to talk about another operation.

    During the operation, we will take part of the bone from your hip to use in your mouth.

  2. 2.

    Dana was worried about what would happen after the operation.

    Can I still drink chocolate milk?

    When your mouth heals, you can have all the chocolate milk you want.

  3. 3.

    The night before the operation, Dana’s dad and uncle gave her a priesthood blessing. Uncle Hyrum anointed Dana with consecrated oil. Then Daddy said the blessing.

    I bless you that your body will be strong and will heal quickly after the operation. Remember that your parents and your Heavenly Father love you very much.

  4. 4.

    The next morning Mommy and Daddy took Dana to the hospital.

  5. 5.

    The nurse came to take Dana to the operating room. Dana gave Mommy a hug.

    I love you, Dana.

    Don’t worry, Mommy. I’m not afraid. Daddy gave me a blessing.

  6. 6.

    After the operation Dana was all right. She was glad that Daddy could give her a special blessing to help her feel better.

Ready for Blessings

During a priesthood blessing we show our faith by being reverent like we are during a prayer. Circle the pictures that show good things to do during a blessing.

reverence pictures(click to view larger)

Left: illustrations by Julie Young

Time for a Blessing

There are many kinds of priesthood blessings. You may have received a name and a blessing when you were a baby. You can ask for a blessing when you are sick, hurt, sad, or scared. Many children receive a priesthood blessing before school starts each year.

Look at these pictures. Why do you think these children received priesthood blessings?

pictures of children(click to view larger)

Left: illustrations by Julie Young

Coloring Page

money jars(click to view larger)

Right: illustration by Jared Beckstrand

I choose the right by living gospel principles.

“I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them” (1 Nephi 3:7).