We can strengthen our homes, communities and nations by teaching the rising generation to seek heavenly help to assist them in overcoming temptation. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave the following counsel for success: “Ask for angels to help you.”
President Joseph F. Smith declared: “When messengers are sent to minister to the inhabitants of this earth, they are not strangers, but from the ranks of our kindred [and] friends …. In like manner, our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters, and friends who have passed away from this earth, having been faithful, and worthy to enjoy these rights and privileges, may have a mission given them to visit their relatives and friends upon the earth again, bringing from the divine Presence messages of love, of warning, of reproof and instruction to those whom they had learned to love in the flesh.”
Wendy Watson Nelson wrote a book on this subject, “Covenant Keepers: Unlocking the Miracles God Wants for You.” In speaking of Elder Holland’s counsel, Sister Nelson said that his six words changed her life: “Ask for angels to help you.” That counsel changed my prayers. It changed my understanding of the very real help from heaven that is always available to us as we keep our covenants. I started to ask for assistance from those on the other side of the veil from that moment on! ….
“So, could you use a little more help in your life? If so, keep your covenants with more exactness than you ever have before! And then ask for angels (a.k.a. your ancestors and other loved ones) to help you with whatever you need. Or ask for them to be dispatched to help those you love!”