Singing a Prayer

    “Singing a Prayer,” Ensign, Aug. 1981, 39

    Singing a Prayer

    As I knelt for prayer one night with my four-year-old son, Aaron, his simple faith touched my heart and reminded me of the true purpose of prayer.

    Aaron began with his usual thank-thee-fors and then said, very simply, “And I’d like to sing you a song, Heavenly Father.” He then sang the entire first verse of “Families Are Forever.” After he had finished singing, he continued praying as though nothing unusual had happened. I often remember that prayer. It encourages me to make my own prayers meaningful conversations with my Heavenly Father.—Linnea Ketcher, Merced, California