“Our Creative Friends,” Friend, Apr. 2008, 40–41
Joseph knelt with trembling knees
In the midst of all the trees.
He wished to know what church was true,
And prayed to learn what he should do.
Then he bowed his humble head,
To ask the Lord, like he had read.
Appeared God the Father and the Son,
Joseph wondered what he had done.
He learned about the golden plates,
And only he could unlock the true gates.
Also he learned that no church was right,
And he was called to restore the light.
Kylee M., age 10, Nevada
Prepare to go to church
Read the scriptures
On the Sabbath day, keep it holy
Preach the gospel
Help people when they need help
Eat the bread of Christ
Teach about the gospel
Matthew R., age 7, Arizona
There’s something very important called prayer.
You can do it anytime, anywhere.
You can do it before you eat a pear,
Or even in your secret lair.
Prayer strengthens the relationship between Heavenly Father and you.
You can do it if you lose your shoe.
You can do it if you get lost at a zoo.
But prayer is very important too.
You fold your arms and bow your head.
When you’re listening, pay attention to each word that’s said.
You should always do it when you go to bed,
And it should have the proper beginning, middle, and end.
It doesn’t have to be long or short,
It can even be the casual sort.
It can even be a prayer in your heart.
What are you waiting for?
Jace Arthur M., age 10, Texas
Love is an adventure to explore.
Love is a house with an open door.
Love is eyes to see new things.
Love is mystery with what it brings.
Love is the music instruments play.
Love is power to turn night into day.
Love is beauty we’re meant to see.
Love is belief in what we can’t see.
Love is the kindness you see in a friend.
Love is glory that will never end.
Leigh-Ana R., age 10, Connecticut