Some people are under the belief that Mormons don’t think modern medicine is necessary. This is false. God has given us Priesthood power AND medical knowledge. He expects us to use them together to heal.
The underlying purpose of all spiritual gifts is to strengthen us each spiritually as well as to help us serve and bless the lives of those around us.
Patriarchal blessings are unique to each person and can contain personal counsel and warnings, as well as promises to us from God if we are obedient.