Scripture Stories
Chapter 44: Jesus Christ Blesses the Children

“Chapter 44: Jesus Christ Blesses the Children,” Book of Mormon Stories (1997), 124–25

“Chapter 44,” Book of Mormon Stories, 124–25

Chapter 44

Jesus Christ Blesses the Children

Christ with children

Jesus Christ told the Nephites to bring their little children to him. The children sat on the ground near Jesus.

Jesus praying with children

The Savior told the people to kneel down. Then he knelt and prayed to Heavenly Father.

people smiling

The Savior’s prayer was so marvelous that it could not be written. It filled the Nephites with joy.

Jesus talking to people

After his prayer Jesus said the Nephites would be blessed because of their faith.


He felt so much love and happiness that he wept.

Jesus blessing children

Then he took the children and blessed each one. He prayed to Heavenly Father for them and wept again.

Jesus with children

Jesus told the Nephites to look at their children.

angels surrounding children

As the people watched, angels came down from heaven and encircled the children. The children and the angels were surrounded by fire.