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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: A Child's Prayer


As I review this month's song, "A Child's Prayer," I want to reinforce to the children that Heavenly Father wants to hear from us no matter what we are doing. To prepare for the activity, print the document at the bottom of the page.  Cut out the pieces and write the song and page number on the back of each card.  You might choose not to use the songs I've suggested.  

Begin by singing "A Child's Prayer" and ask the children to watch for five different types of prayers that are shown in the pictures.  As they name them, post the pictures on the board and sing the corresponding song.  Many of the songs will probably be unfamiliar to the children, but most of them are very short.  I suggest simply singing the song line by line and having the children repeat line by line.  It is not important that they remember the words to each song at the end of the day.  This activity is meant to merely expose them to the songs.  If you have extra time, you might choose one to memorize.

including Family Home Evenings, Family Councils, nightly prayers, etc.


Asking blessings for someone else or understanding how to help someone else.

Praying before meals.

Personal bedtime prayers.   
flipchart here

Prayers for inspiration and understanding.

Priesthood blessings, father's blessings, etc.

Asking for help knowing what we should do.

Prayers for help in overcoming trials, getting out of difficult situations or asking for blessings you may want.

Sacrament meetings, primary meetings.

Personal morning prayers.

Blessing the sacrament, performing baptisms, etc.
Song:  When I am Baptized, p103 (not about prayer, but a good chance to review)


Prayers to ask for forgiveness of our sins.

Prayers to thank Heavenly Father for our blessings.
flipchart here




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