Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of July:
Week 2: Family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evening can strengthen my family.
Why do we need to focus on families? Why is family so important?
Previous President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley said: “The family is the basic unit of society. The praying family is the hope of a better society.”
If we nurture our family with love and faith, not only the family will be blessed but the people that surround us.How do we strengthen our family?
1. Family Prayer – Family prayer strengthens our relationship with God. By taking action as a family to pray, we can begin to see evidence that our Heavenly Father is present and working in our lives. This evidence allows us to feel assurance that we’re not alone and can give us courage to push forward through hardship.
2. Family Scripture Study – Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught, “Make the scriptures an integral part of everyday life. If you want your children to recognize, understand, and act on the promptings of the Spirit, you must study the scriptures with them. . . . Through daily, consistent scripture study, you will find peace in the turmoil around you and strength to resist temptations. You will develop strong faith in the grace of God and know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ all will be made right according to God’s timing.”
3. Family Home Evening – Family home evening is a time to enjoy each other and have fun together. Through simple activities—games, service, sharing talents, visits to local sites of interest—families create connections and build unity.
Family prayer, family scripture study, and family home evening are the very practices that help take away stress, give direction to our lives, and add protection to our homes.
Week 3: The priesthood can bless and strengthen my family.
Priesthood is the authority and power given by God to righteous men. Priesthood is the authority and power given by God to righteous men.
How does Priesthood affect my life?
1. When you were a baby, you were held by the hands of worthy priesthood holders to give you a name and a blessing.
2. When you go to Primary, you are taught by your teachers about the gospel of Jesus Christ. These teachers are called and set apart by the priesthood power.
3. When you reach 8, you are baptized through the power of a priesthood.
4. During adolescence stage, young men are given (when found being worthy) the Aaronic or the Melchizedek Priesthood to conduct sacred ordinances.
5. When you reach your missionary age, you will be set apart as a full time missionary by a priesthood leader.
6. Endowments, family sealings, and temple marriages are also made possible by the power of a priesthood.
These are just some of the many blessings that priesthood power can bring. Because of this power, we can go back to Heavenly Father someday.
Week 4: Heavenly Father wants me to marry in the temple and have an eternal family.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie (1915–85) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles counseled, “The most important single thing that any Latter-day Saint ever does in this world is to marry the right person, in the right place, by the right authority.”
Heavenly Father wants us to marry in the temple so we can be exalted and have an eternal family. He wants us to receive the fullness of joy that His gospel brings.
The gospel is what life is all about. It’s the whole reason we are here. When we follow the gospel path, it leads to joy. And that path leads to a temple marriage, either in this life or in the life to come. No blessings will be withheld from the Father’s faithful children.