Did You Think to Pray?

“Did You Think to Pray?” Friend, Sept. 2008, 24–25

Did You Think to Pray?

Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day (Alma 37:37).

Did You Think to Pray?

Ere you left your room this morning,

Did you think to pray?

In the name of Christ, our Savior,

Did you sue for loving favor

As a shield today?

When your heart was filled with anger,

Did you think to pray?

Did you plead for grace, my brother,

That you might forgive another

Who had crossed your way?

When sore trials came upon you,

Did you think to pray?

When your soul was full of sorrow,

Balm of Gilead did you borrow

At the gates of day?

Oh, how praying rests the weary!

Prayer will change the night to day.

So, when life gets dark and dreary,

Don’t forget to pray.

(Hymns, no. 140)

The leaders of the Church have counseled us to pray at least twice a day. This month, use these pictures to keep track of your morning and nightly prayers. There are 30 days this month. Color in one number each day that you pray. You will find two of each number in these pictures, so color in one number for each morning prayer and one for each night prayer. See if you can completely color in both pictures by the end of the month.

morning prayer coloring page
bedtime prayer coloring page

Illustrations by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki