Day 5. Today we talked about the importance of prayer. Deciding to get baptized is a very important decision a person needs to make. It is important to pray about your choice to know if what you are doing is right.
We read James 1:5 together and talked about how Joseph Smith received an answer to his prayer. We then talked about times when Cory, and anyone else in our family, has received an answer to prayer. We reiterated how sometimes prayers are answered pretty quickly and other times we need to wait on the Lord. Finally we discussed how praying helps nurture our testimony.
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[above image and quote below courtesy of spotgirl]
Pretzels have an interesting history.
Around the year 610, a monk decided to make a treat for the children who had learned to recite their prayers. Christians in those days prayed by folding their hands across their chests with each hand touching the opposite shoulder. This clever monk formed the dough so that it would look like hands folded in prayer. He gave his creation the name pretiola, which in Latin means “little reward.”
The simple shape of the pretzel, arms folded in prayer, reminds us to pray each day!