Messages from Leaders

  • “I Can Pray Like Enos” (March 2020 Liahona and Friend)
    Some suggestions for what to do when you pray.
  • “The $5 Miracle” (January 2013 Friend)
    A young President Thomas S. Monson prays fervently after accidentally leaving money in jeans that are laundered. Includes a crossword about prayer.
  • “Answered Prayers” (July 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Gerald N. Lund shares how praying as a child helped him recognize an answer to prayer when he was deciding to serve a mission.
  • “Dolphins to the Rescue!” ( January 2019 Friend)
    Sister Lisa L. Harkness of the general Primary presidency shares a story of when she was saved after praying for help.
  • “Heavenly Father Hears Your Prayers” (September 2016 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Neill F. Marriott shares a couple of stories about when prayer has blessed her family.
  • “Heavenly Father Listens” (March 2018 Friend)
    Elder Weatherford T. Clayton shares how he learned that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. Includes a finding activity.
  • “He Gives the Best Answers” (July 2013 Friend)
    Elder Bennett tells a story about when he prayed to find his missing turtle and didn’t get the answer he expected.
  • “He Is There” (January 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Sister Rosemary M. Wixom talks about a time her son was very sick. Although she was scared, she prayed and felt peace. Heavenly Father hears all prayers.
  • “He Will Help You” (January 2013 Friend)
    Elder Ian S. Arden tells the story of praying for help to learn to ride his new bicycle.
  • “How can I feel close to Jesus Christ?” (December 2015 Friend)
    Elder D. Todd Christofferson tells how we can think about Jesus. Includes a story about Elder Christofferson praying in the Sacred Grove as a teenager.
  • “How to Pray” (August 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf teaches us how to pray.
  • “I Talked to God as a Friend” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Elder Juan A. Uceda tells how prayer comforted him when he was worried about family members who weren’t members of the Church.
  • “The Lord’s Prayer” (February 2017 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring explains the different parts of the Lord’s Prayer. Includes instructions for making a simple prayer mobile.
  • “Making Choices” (August 2015 Friend)
    Elder Quentin L. Cook tells story about his brother’s choice between medical school and a mission.
  • “Moroni and the Mechanic” (January 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Claudio R. M. Costa shares a story of how his 6-year-old son was a good example by praying after their car broke down. Includes an activity.
  • “A Patient Prayer” (June 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder José L. Alonso tells a story about how an illness taught him that Heavenly Father always answers prayers.
  • “Pray and Plan” (April 2013 Friend)
    Elder Carl B. Cook talks about how a prayer helped him find a missing nickel.
  • “Prayer and Work” (November 2007 Friend)
    Elder Neil L. Anderson shares how Heavenly Father helped him find his favorite rabbit.
  • “A Prayer for Lou Jean” (October 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    A story from the life of President David O. McKay about when his daughter was sick and Church members prayed for her.
  • “Prayer Is Important” (April 2004 Friend)
    Elder William R. Walker talks about praying for his sick baby brother. No matter how young we are, prayer is important.
  • “Praying to Our Father” (June 2015 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring testifies that God will answer your prayers. Includes a rebus and treasure hunt activity.
  • “Seeking Him in Prayer” (February 2006 Friend)
    Elder D. Todd Christofferson learned the power of prayer as a young boy.
  • “What will it be like when I go inside the temple?” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Elder Neil L. Andersen shares some thoughts.
  • “Why is it important for me to pray?” (June 2007 Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring shares some thoughts on the subject.
  • “Will Heavenly Father always answer my prayers?”(January 2017 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks shares some thoughts about prayer. Includes a story about prayer from Elder Oaks’s childhood.
  • “Will Heavenly Father always answer my prayers?”(February 2010 Friend)
    Elder Richard G. Scott shares some thoughts on the subject.


  • “Praying for Uncle Dan” (March 2020 Liahona and Friend)
    Isabelle and her family pray for her uncle after he loses his job.
  • “Riding to the Rescue” (February 2020 Friend)
    Sterling follows a prompting he gets after praying about what to do to help someone who is injured. 
  • Missing Mom and Dad” (March 2019 Friend)
    Dylan is worried about missing his parents when they go away for a trip and leave him at his grandparents’ house.
  • “Alexis Says a Prayer” (March 2011 Friend)
    Alexis learned to say a prayer in primary class.
  • “Allie’s New Class” (July 2018 Friend)
    Allie is nervous when she gets moved to a new kindergarten class, but she prays for help and has a great day.
  • “Alma Teaches How to Pray” (June 2016 Liahona and Friend)
    A retelling for young children about Alma teaching the Zoramites how to pray.
  • “Alpacas on the Loose!” (August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Romney remembers he can ask Heavenly Father for help on an alpaca farm.
  • “Anna’s Journey Part 1–Leaving Home” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Anna traveled from Sweden to Utah as an early pioneer.
  • “Anna’s Journey, Part 2: A Prayer in the Night” (August 2015 Friend)
    Anna’s prayer was answered in an unexpected way.
  • “Backstage Prayers” (September 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Emily shares how she prays backstage when she gets nervous before dance performances.
  • “The Bear Cave” (September 2017 Friend)
    Ben prays after he gets scared in his new bedroom in the basement. The Holy Ghost prompts his mom to come check on him.
  • “Because He Lives” (March 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Watoy’s teacher becomes curious when Watoy doesn’t cross himself before praying.
  • “Bugs and Brothers” (July 2015 Friend)
    Lacey learns that she doesn’t have to be irritated by her younger brother.
  • “Caleb’s Bedtime Prayer” (June 2016 Friend)
    Caleb learns what to pray for in this story for young children.
  • “Cheering Up Grandpa” (April 2015 Friend)
    Mike helped his Grandpa find joy after Grandma’s death.
  • “Chief on the Run” (September 2017 Friend)
    Max says a prayer for help after he accidentally lets his friend’s dog out of the yard.
  • “A Christmas Prayer Answered” (December 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Peggy’s family has no food for Christmas dinner, but her family’s prayers are answered when generous neighbors bring them a feast.
  • “Clara and the Primary Program” (August 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Clara, a new member of the Church, speaks for the first time in a Primary program.
  • “Comforting Lucy” (September 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Lucy is sad after her grandma dies and prays for comfort.
  • “Connor to the Rescue!” (January 2015 Friend)
    Connor decides to give his toy money to humanitarian aid.
  • “David’s Prayer” (August 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    When he was a young boy, President David O. McKay prayed to overcome his fear of the dark.
  • “The Diabetes Dilemma” (September 2019 Liahona and Friend)
    Joe prays that his sister, who is sick, will not have diabetes. When the doctors say she does, Joe learns that sometimes Heavenly Father answers our prayers in different ways.
  • “Does Someone Hear Me?” (March 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    Lucas and his father gain a testimony of prayer.
  • “Don’t Forget to Pray for Erik” (January 2017 Liahonaand Friend)
    Kari is upset that her older brother hasn’t returned to church yet even though the family prays for him.
  • “Elevator Prayers” (August 2012 Friend)
    Harrison says a prayer when he is left by himself on an elevator. We can pray anywhere.
  • “Enos Repents” (April 2012 Friend)
    An illustrated retelling of the scripture story.
  • “Even If You Can’t See Him” (November 2017 Friend)
    Allie is not sure if Heavenly Father is really listening when she prays.
  • “Explorer Everett” (February 2017 Friend)
    Everett and his mom say a prayer after he hurts his knee while searching for treasure.
  • “Faith and Raindrops” (March 2019 Friend)
    Missy shows her faith by praying for rain.
  • “A Feel-Good Field Day” (June 2015 Friend)
    Thanks to hard work and prayer, Emily has a good field day experience after all.
  • “Finding Floppy” (May 2018 Friend)
    Sam’s sister helps him find a stuffed animal he has misplaced. They pray for help and then pray for thanks after they find him.
  • “Finding Tinkerbell” (July 2015 Friend)
    Prayer helped Mia find her favorite stuffed animal.
  • “Flowers and Friendship” (April 2015 Friend)
    Jenny solves a problem with her friend by getting an answer to prayer.
  • “Forgiving Demi” (January 2018 Friend)
    Mae feels sad after a girl makes fun of her for being so tall. Then she prays and feels better.
  • “Goats on the Run” (January 2017 Friend)
    Evelyn shares how she prayed that her goats would come back after they ran away.
  • “The Good-Night Train” (August 2015 Friend)
    A read-aloud poem and activity about getting ready for bed.
  • “Heavenly Father Answers My Prayers” (July 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    George tells of the times Heavenly Father has answered his prayers.
  • “Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers”(August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Alma and his missionary companions pray to know how to teach the Zoramites about Jesus Christ. Includes an activity.
  • “He Is Listening” (June 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy who learns about the nature of God and prayer. Includes an activity about how to prepare to pray.
  • “Helping a New Friend” (February 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Quinnley describes how she reaches out to befriend a classmate.
  • “A Helping Angel” (December 2013 Friend)
    Molly learns to forget herself and help others.
  • “Henry and the Corn Maze” (November 2016 Friend)
    Henry and his mom say a prayer for help when they get lost in a corn maze.
  • “Hoping for a Hit” (September 2013 Friend)
    Joseph’s prayer to hit the ball in baseball gets answered in an unexpected way.
  • “A Hug for Jennifer” (August 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl prays for peace after fighting with her brother and sister.
  • “Jesus Taught about Prayer” (March 2019 Liahona and Friend)
    A retelling for young children about Jesus teaching about prayer during the Sermon on the Mount. 
  • “Just a Prayer Away” (October 2019 Liahona and Friend)
    Prodi can’t fall back to sleep after having a bad dream, so he says a prayer for comfort.
  • “K.C.’s Lost CTR Ring” (August 2013 Friend)
    K.C. loses his CTR ring and prays to find it. For young readers.
  • “Keep Praying” (February 2004 Friend)
    Desiree prays for her parents’ safety while they are traveling home.
  • “Keeping the Orphans Warm” (May 2019 Friend)
    George Müller (1805–1898) had faith and prayed that a heater could be fixed quickly at one of his orphanages.
  • “Lead Me, Guide Me” (July 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A brother and sister pray that the Lord will help them find their way home in a foreign country.
  • “Lifted by Prayer” (March 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Jared prayed for help so he could get on the plane to compete with his gymnastics team for the Brazilian National Gymnastics Championship.
  • “The Little Red Harmonica” (October 2019 Friend)
    Katie gets a harmonica for herself and her brother. When her brother loses his and prays to find it, Katie answers his prayer by giving him hers.
  • “Looking Towards the Temple” (April 2013 Friend)
    A young boy uses the temple to navigate home when he gets lost.
  • “The Loose-Tooth Test” (October 2016 Friend)
    Tessa learns that sometimes the answer to a prayer is to wait after she prays for Heavenly Father to help her loose tooth fall out.
  • “Lost and Found” (April 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Cael shares an experience of when he was alone in the forest and he prayed. His father then got an impression to come look for him.
  • “Mia’s Testimony” (June 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Mia learns that she’s had a testimony.
  • “Mommy’s Flower Garden” (January 2015 Friend)
    Joshua helps his mother feel better by coloring a garden for her.
  • “Monsters in the Closet” (October 2013 Friend)
    Abby prays to not be afraid of their coat closet, which she thinks is full of monsters.
  • “Night Fright” (May 2012 Friend)
    A boy prays to feel peace when he wakes up in the night and is afraid.
  • “No Room in the Inn” (December 2017 Friend)
    Eliza and her family go from hotel to hotel trying to find a place to stay, but they all seem to be full. Eliza says a prayer that they will find a place to sleep.
  • “Only a Prayer Away” (March 2007 Friend)
    Hyrum says a prayer when he gets separated from his mom at the airport.
  • “Our Answer” (August 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl remembers praying with the missionaries in Peru to know if she and her family should be baptized.
  • “Our Page” (February 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a girl from Taiwan who prayed to feel peace when she was afraid of being left at school.
  • “Our Page” (April 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a girl from Switzerland who prayed to better understand the gospel.
  • “Our Page” (August 2010 Liahona)
    This page includes the testimony of a boy from Germany who prayed to help his family find their car key.
  • For Parents of Little Ones: “Praying with Toddlers” (March 2019 Friend)
    Some tips from parents on how get young children interested in prayer. 
  • “Paul’s Surgery” (November 2012 Friend)
    A young boy is comforted by praying when he needs to have his ears operated on.
  • “The Piano Recital” (January 2015 Friend)
    Nathan prays for help overcoming his nerves at a piano recital.
  • “Please Bless Ace” (November 2019 Friend)
    Zach feels peace after praying that his sick dog will live. But when the dog dies, he wonders if Heavenly Father really answered his prayer.
  • “Pirates!” (September 2008 Friend)
    A historical story about Ellen, who learns that there is no such thing as too many prayers when pirates spot their ship sailing from England.
  • “Prayer at the Start Gate” (December 2017 Friend)
    Noah shares how he prayed when he was scared before a ski race.
  • “A Prayer for Safety” (February 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    A girl prays for help when she swims too far from shore.
  • “A Prayer for Speedy” (August 2017 Friend)
    Ashley says a prayer after her cat goes missing.
  • “A Prayer in the Attic” (February 2015 Friend)
    A family miraculously remains hidden during a soldier inspection.
  • “A Prayer in the Fog” (November 2019 Friend)
    Henry prays when he and his mom get stuck in fog while driving.
  • “Prayer on the Bus” (January 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Sofia prays for a baby who is crying on the bus.
  • “Prayers and Pumpkins” (November 2017 Friend)
    Rachel shares an experience of when she was lost and then found help after praying.
  • “Prayers, Notes, and Natural Disasters” (August 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Two girls in different parts of the world prayed to get through natural disasters.
  • “A Prayer to Heavenly Father” (February 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy who learns that we speak to Heavenly Father when we pray.
  • “Praying for the Fawn” (July 2013 Friend)
    Tyler prays to help a baby deer and its mother.
  • “Praying Like Alma” (September 2019 Friend)
    Isaac G., age 8, shares how he prayed for people after a tornado, since he wasn’t old enough to go help like his dad.
  • “Prayer Power” (March 2019 Liahona and Friend)
    Lucy and her family pray for their church leaders.
  • “Praying with Zara” (June 2017 Liahona and Friend)
    Reesey and Cheyenne teach their friend Zara about praying before they eat.
  • “Remembering to Pray” (January 2012 Friend)
    Jesse asks Heavenly Father to help him remember his daily prayers.
  • “Shelly’s Race” (August 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    A girl worries about many things, but finds comfort in prayer, after her parents get divorced.
  • “So Much to Talk About” (August 2013 Friend)
    Jessie learns to talk to Heavenly Father in her prayers.
  • “The Soup-Can Phones” (February 2015 Friend)
    Elizabeth learns she can talk to Heavenly Father like a friend.
  • “A Simple Prayer”(May 2011 Friend)
    A story for young children about a boy teaching his friend to bless the food.
  • “Special Words” (August 2012 Friend)
    Whitney learns why we use special words when we pray.
  • “Stones, Arrows, and Snowballs” (January 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    David prays to be protected from a snowball attack and walks calmly through without getting hit.
  • “Stuck in the Mud” (July 2012 Friend)
    Karen convinces her family to pray when their car gets stuck in the mud.
  • “The Stuttering Struggle” (November 2015 Friend)
    Nathaniel has a stuttering problem and is afraid when asked to narrate the Primary program, but he finds courage through practice and prayer.
  • “Temple Time” (July 2015 Friend)
    Kyle talks to his parents before their temple night.
  • “There’s Always Time to Pray” (February 2015 Friendand Liahona)
    Fynn prays to be able to find friends at school.
  • “Thomas’s Prayer For Peace” (November 1998 Friend)
    Four-year-old Thomas prays for comfort after his family accidently leaves him alone at the house when they leave for church.
  • “Trying to Be Like Jesus” (March 2009 Friend)
    Features a girl from Italy who prayed that her dad, who was not a member, would understand how much the gospel meant to her. She and her dad later read stories together from the Church magazines.
  • “Under-the-Stairs Prayers” (May 2016 Friend)
    Corbin tells how he and his sister prayed after they got stuck in a closet.
  • “What Scared the Barnyard Roosters” (March 2012 Friend)
    When mean birds surround Bobby, a prayer helps him figure out how to escape.
  • “Where’s Tessa?” (February 2012 Friend)
    When her dog goes missing, Payton learns that sometimes our prayers aren’t answered immediately.


  • “Family Fun Time: Prayer” (February 2015 Friend)
    Ideas for a family home evening about prayer.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Prayer
    Turn off the lights and retell “The Light” (January 2005Liahona and Friend), a dramatic story about how the Lord saved a boy’s drowning father. Tell the story in your own words, turning on a flashlight at the appropriate time. Discuss how prayer can bring more light into our lives. Then read “Prayer” and do the coloring activity (January 2005 Liahona and Friend).
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Praying like Enos
    As a family, read Enos 1:1–8and “The Enos Experiment” (September 2006 Friend). Discuss how to have “mightier” prayer. Encourage family members to devote a day to prayer by always having a prayer in their hearts (seeAlma 34:27), or perhaps visit somewhere special—like the mountains, the forest, or the beach—to give each person time for personal prayer.
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Unanswered Prayers
    Have you ever prayed for something you didn’t receive? Read about Ben’s experiences with prayer in “No Answer” (June 2005Friend). What does Ben learn that can help you in your prayers? Discuss times your prayers were answered—including times you are grateful Heavenly Father did not give you what you had hoped for.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles” (July 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes instructions for decorating a rock to put near your bed to remind yourself to pray.
  • “Picture Puzzle” (October 2016 Friend)
    Figure out this puzzle to discover how you can get help whenever you need it.
  • “A Prayer Adventure” (June 2015 Friend)
    Search the scriptures to learn more about prayer using this treasure map. Includes a message by President Eyring.
  • “Prayer is Reverent Communication Between God and Me” (October 2011 Friend)
    Create a matching game showing different situations where children are praying. Includes discussion point suggestions.
  • “Prayer Puzzle” (January 2013 Friend)
    A crossword based on Alma 37:36-37.
  • “Talking to Heavenly Father” (July 2018 Friend)
    Point to the pictures that show how we should act during a prayer.
  • “Testimony Toolbox” (April 2015 Friend)
    Learn what tools you need to build a strong testimony.
  • “We Do Not Doubt” (March 2010 Liahona and Friend)
    A dot-to-dot showing a mother teaching a future stripling warrior to pray.

Coloring Pages


Sheet Music



  • “A Boy Seeking Answers” (April 2010 Friend)
    We can pray to gain a testimony just as Joseph Smith did.
  • “Feelings” (March 2013 Friend)
    God and Jesus Christ care about your troubles.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Can Pray” (January 2018 Friend)
    An action rhyme for young children about times when you can pray.
  • “I Can Always Pray” (August 2018 Liahona and Friend)
    Includes a quiz, a poem, a coloring page, and quotes about prayer.
  • “I Know that Jesus Loves Me” (December 2012 Friend)
    We feel the Savior’s love through nature and prayer.
  • “My Heavenly Father” (November 2015 Friend)
    A poem at the bottom of the page is about prayer and Heavenly Father’s love.
  • “My Little Prayer” (October 2011 Friend)
    A poem about how to pray.
  • “My Special Place” (June 2016 Friend)
    A poem about a special place to pray and feel the Spirit, ideas for finding your own special place, and ways to know when the Holy Ghost is speaking.