Friday, June 7, 2013

Seminary Protection

I wrote this on my personal blog last year, never thinking that, a year later, I would be a Seminary Teacher, not just a Seminary Parent.  I have watched this protection in action all year long...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Seminary Protection

Last weekend, our Mission President and his wife spoke to our youth at a mini youth conference camp out.
Sister Anderson gave the following thought about Seminary:
A typical morning for a Seminary Student:
Wake up
Personal Prayer
Family Prayer
Arrive at Seminary
Opening Hymn (a form of prayer)
Opening Prayer
Closing Prayer

This adds up to FOUR prayers and a hymn, making it FIVE prayers all before heading off to school
Even if Personal and Family prayer are not part of the morning, TWO prayers and a hymn are in place to fortify and protect youth as they go out in the world.
This perspective has been with me all week as I have pondered the intense issues that have been introduced to Katherine's life as a 9th grader. I am certain she is not unique as she is bombarded by the messages of the world.
Some of the subject she hears regularly are:
Atheism, Same Gender attraction and marriage as a normal option, word of wisdom as choice, not letting a Church or religion tell you what to do, suicide, and so much more.
Thankfully, we have open conversations about these subjects and I am able to counsel and guide her as she navigates these issues.
I am even more grateful to wake up at 5:15 am and drive Katherine to Seminary so she can have the protection she needs to survive in a world where evil is called good and good is called evil.
Early Morning Seminary is an inspired program. I truly believe lives are saved as a result of the strength a Seminary student receives each morning.

1 comment:

  1. love this message! I have pointed this out to my class before - and I've also told them that in every temple in the world the youth of the church are prayed for all day and night... I said, so when you are in school or wherever and you're feeling alone, stop and remember that angels are all around watching over you and cheering you on. (Think "Dearest Children, God is Near You" lyrics)
    I think the kids don't realize the power in prayer and they definitely don't realize just how many people are praying for them or looking out for them!