Blessing of baby while still pregnant

I am wondering how or if one could have a Priesthood blessing given to their unborn child. There are many instances where the mother is doing fine but the baby is not and with technology sometimes babies can even receive surgery prior to birth. Would one be able to...

Lineage of Joseph

Dear Gramps, My patriarchal blessing tells me that I’m from the house of Israel and I have the lineage of Joseph. What does that mean? What are the blessings from this lineage of Joseph? I appreciate your help very much. Thanks. Gabby _____________...

Too many Priesthood blessings?

Question Gramps, I had a married sister tell me that single sisters were overusing the priesthood in requesting blessings. She said her husband doesn’t give her blessings, and it annoyed her that he was called out to give single sisters priesthood blessings....

How can I thank my Heavenly Father for the blessings I receive?

Question Dear Gramps, I often find myself thanking Heavenly Father for the many blessings He gves me but not feeling true gratitude when I do so. I see blessings in my life and know that they are from Heavenly Father but I am unable to show or feel true gratitude. So...

What benefit is a patriarchal blessing in the hereafter?

Question   Gramps, As LDS members, we’re told we have a right to a patriarchal blessing in this life, and to find out what tribe we belong to. But what benefit is the blessing in the hereafter? Grant   Answer   Grant, The purpose of a patriarchal...

Language in blessings

When giving blessings, we are pronouncing a blessing as directed by the Spirit. This is different than a prayer. We, as priesthood holders, are receiving revelation as to what to say from the Father. Should we use the same language (thy,thou, etc.) in giving blessings...

Not Good Enough

Dear Gramps, I have a testimony of the gospel, but I struggle to serve in callings because of my social anxiety. It seems whenever I accept a calling, I struggle with my activity. I have suffered from depression since my teenage years. I hate Sunday’s because I...

Drug Addiction

Dear Gramps, I have a daughter who have a serious drug addiction to meth. My question is, has she lost her free agency at any certain point because of the drug addiction? Tammy Dear Tammy, I am very sorry to hear about your daughter’s addiction. Before I answer...
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