Lesson in Reverence
June 1980

“Lesson in Reverence,” Ensign, June 1980, 50

Lesson in Reverence

Several years ago, I was teaching the CTR B Class in Primary. Seven-year-olds can be trying at the best of times, but one warm spring afternoon, teaching them even one concept seemed virtually impossible.

I was on the verge of losing control when I was prompted to ask the children to kneel with me in prayer so we could prepare ourselves to have a lesson.

After the prayer, the children were ready to conduct themselves in a reverent manner and to participate in the class. I’m not sure if the children remembered the lesson concept, but they certainly remembered the prayer. After that, when the class found themselves getting unruly, they would often ask if we needed to kneel in prayer for the help of our Heavenly Father. Janice K. Aubrey, Salt Lake City, Utah