Armed with Prayer (4x6)

This month's message to "Participate in Sincere Prayer" is a great one. Prayer is the only way to communicate directly with our Heavenly Father. I'm so excited about the opportunity to come up with fun things to share with you all this month and hope I can remind myself and the sisters we visit teach to be more sincere with our prayers.

June 2009 Visiting Teaching Enhancer PDF - Armed with Prayer



This is a picture that has a silhouette of a female warrior or a female wearing, the "Armor of God" if you will. It also has a sort of "chain" towards the bottom of the image. I loved the quote in this month's message from Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
“Every honest and sincere prayer adds another piece to chain-mail armor. One of the most important ways to clothe yourselves in the armor of God is to make sure that prayer—earnest, sincere, consistent prayer—is part of your daily lives.” (“Be Strong in the Lord,” Ensign, July 2004)

I thought it was perfect! We always talk about having to put on the "Armor of God" every day and the scriptures illustrate this perfectly for us. So, when Elder Ballard said that "sincere prayer adds another piece to the chain-mail armor" I just had to make something to enhance that quote. I had totally forgotten about chain-mail and how it would be at the foundation of the armor in order to provide the medieval knights with maximum protection. Of course prayer is at the foundation of our "armor" to provide us with the maximum protection against the adversary. I am so glad he said that!

What is chain mail? Chain-mail (or Mail as it was originally named but modern English has made it more specific in order not to confuse it with regular mail or email) is a type of armour consisting of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. In the 14th century, plate armor began to replace the chain mail worn by knights. However, the chain mail was not completely discarded by the Knights who continued to wear a shirt of chain mail beneath plate armor to protect the joints and the groin. The wearing of chain mail and body armor was an effective means of protection in combat and war for centuries. Read more about Chain-mail armour here.

Have fun Visiting Teaching!

Download File:

The PDF file consists of 3 4x6 images on 1 page and can be downloaded here or by clicking the image below. It can be printed at home, you can then either give it to your sister like that, frame or laminate it for her to put by her bed.

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Instructions:

  1. Print on thick white cardstock (glossy or matte)

  2. Cut out to 4x6 inches.

  3. Optional: Insert into a frame or laminate


Order an Already Made Visiting Teaching Enhancer!

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Great gift which includes this month's Visiting Teaching Message from Hand Picked Daisy. She's made this convenient little VT kit which includes the message, a handmade prayer mat and a recipe. She's really out done herself this month because it's super cute. You can order these convenient ALREADY MADE Visiting Teaching kits from Hand Picked Daisy, remember they are only $4.

6 comments

  1. I really enjoy reading and looking at all the wonderful ideas you put together for everyone to share each month! I just recently had my 3rd child and I'm been struggling to get out/over the "baby blues". I clicked on a link to here from another site I was at preparing my lesson for YW and you became an answer to my prayer! Last month, I used the card you put together for my list of sisters. Everyone loved it and each time I presented the lesson, I found myself coming out of it; becoming my old self...

    I look forward to using this handout to supplement my vt lessons this month. Thank you for all the work you put into this site every month!

    Megan

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  2. Megan, That was the nicest thing to say. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. It totally made my day! Fortunately, I don't really know what Baby Blues would be like, so I can't tell you that I've been there, you poor thing. What I can tell you is, if I hadn't started this site soon after my son was born, I probably would have had some kind of blues myself. I feel like my son is attached to me 24/7 and that's probably because he really is most of the time. LOL (laughing to keep from crying) So, creating this site has helped me use some of my "sitting" talents to communicate with the outside world. I'm so glad you were able to use the printable from May, April's General Conference did have some amazing messages to learn and grow from. I'm so happy for you, because you are feeling like the BEST Visiting Teacher that you are. You seriously can't beat the feeling you get right after you go Visiting Teaching or from serving those you Visit Teach. It's almost just as good as the feeling you get when you leave the Temple. Thanks again for those kind words and have a great rest of the week. ♥ Linda

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  3. Hi Linda! I absolutely love the silhouette image of the woman in armor and I was hoping to find out where you found it. I'd really love to use it for a handout for my YW lesson this week.
    Megan

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  4. Linda,

    I love the silhouette image! Can I possibly get a copy of it to use for a craft we are doing with the Young Woman theme for this year?

    You have a great site. I am so glad I found it!!!

    Thanks,
    Teri

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  5. Teri,
    Thanks for your comment. I am so glad you like the silhouette image I designed. You can find the image and PDF file which Megan C designed for the 2010 Young Women Theme here:
    http://visitingteaching.net/blog/2010/01/visiting-teaching-young-women-good-courage/
    Hope that's what you were looking for. :) It'll save you some work! Thanks for being a great Visiting Teacher although you're also a great YW leader and who knows what other callings you have. But your dedication is an example to us all.
    ♥ Linda

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  6. Hi Linda,

    I also like the silhouette of the warrior princess and would like to use it to design a New Beginnings invitation. Could you please tell me how I can find the silhouette so I can customize it for my needs.

    Thanks for all your great ideas!
    Jeanne

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