Every worthy, baptized member is entitled to and should receive a patriarchal blessing, which provides inspired direction from the Lord. Patriarchal blessings include a declaration of a person’s lineage in the house of Israel and contain personal counsel from the Lord. As a person studies his or her patriarchal blessing and follows the counsel it contains, it will provide guidance, comfort, and protection. (Learn more about patriarchal blessings in the Gospel Topic on Patriarchal Blessings.)

The article “6 Ways to Help Your Kids Prepare for Their Patriarchal Blessing Now” from LDS Living provides good ideas on how to prepare your children, including the following:

  1. Teach them about revelation.
  2. Alleviate their misconceptions.
  3. Don’t set a deadline.
  4. Introduce them to the patriarch.
  5. Help them do some soul-searching.
  6. Teach them the power of fasting.

If you can’t find a copy of your own patriarchal blessing, learn how to get a digital copy of it in the article “Digital Copies of LDS Patriarchal Blessings.”

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