God Is Our Father

“God Is Our Father,” Friend, August 2016, 2–3

From the First Presidency

God Is Our Father

Adapted from “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Ensign, Apr. 1982, 6–9.

Friend Magazine, 2016/08 Aug

God our Father has ears with which to hear our prayers.

He has eyes with which to see our actions.

He has a mouth with which to speak to us.

He has a heart with which to feel compassion and love.

He is real. He is living.

We are his children made in His image.

We look like Him and He looks like us.

Heavenly Parents, Earthly Parents

A proclamation is a very important message. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” was written by prophets and apostles. It teaches us what Heavenly Father wants us to know about families. Use the sentences and pictures below to learn more about what the proclamation teaches about our Heavenly Parents and earthly parents.

Cut out the cards and glue them to paper. Flip them over and take turns trying to match the sentences with their pictures!

  • Each one of us is a child of our Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother.

  • Our Heavenly Parents created us as a girl or a boy before we were born.

  • We agreed to be born to earthly parents, to learn and grow here on earth.

  • In the temple, we can be sealed to our earthly families forever.

  • Parents are supposed to protect, teach, and care for their children.

  • Fathers and mothers are supposed to help one another.

  • Our Heavenly Parents want us to become parents one day too.

  • We can become like our Heavenly Parents and live with Them again.