The Blessed and Happy State
April 2024

“The Blessed and Happy State,” Liahona, Apr. 2024.

For Parents

The Blessed and Happy State

family praying together

Dear Parents,

King Benjamin taught about the joy we feel as we live the gospel. He advised his people to “consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

You could review the following articles as a family and reflect on how living these principles has brought happiness and blessings into your life.

Gospel Discussions

Nourish Your Soul with Prayer

Just as hunger tells us we need physical nourishment, our spirits have a way of letting us know we need spiritual nourishment. Share a few quotes from Elder Ulisses Soares’s article on prayer (page 4) and invite members of your family to share a time they felt that prayer fed their souls.

It’s Worth the Effort

It is easy to wonder whether your efforts to teach your children are making a difference. In his article on page 12, Elder Hugo E. Martinez shares his own experience teaching his children the gospel. As you read, reflect on small steps you can take toward creating a more Christ-centered home—which is always worth the effort.

Creating a Firm Foundation

“The Family: A Proclamation to the World” declares important gospel truths and standards. Read the article on page 16 to learn three ways to use the family proclamation to help your children create a strong spiritual foundation and prepare to defend their beliefs.