“Lesson 19: Heavenly Father Helps Us When We Pray,” Primary 3 (1994), 89–93
“Lesson 19,” Primary 3, 89–93
To help the children realize that they can receive help from Heavenly Father when they pray.
Chalkboard, chalk, and eraser.
Picture 3-45, Lehi and His People Arrive in the Promised Land (62045; Gospel Art Picture Kit 304); picture 3-46, Jesus Praying in Gethsemane (62175; Gospel Art Picture Kit 227).
Make the necessary preparations for any enrichment activities that you will be using.
Invite a child to say the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week.
Choose from the following activities those that will work best for your children. You can use them in the lesson itself or as a review or summary. For additional guidance, see “Class Time” in “Helps for the Teacher.”
Teach the children a short rhyme about prayer, and demonstrate the actions.
Our arms we fold, our heads we bow,
Our eyes we close, we’re ready now.
We fold our arms and bow our heads
and listen while the prayer is said.
Give a crayon or pencil and a copy of the following handout to each child. Have the children write their names on their handouts. Tell them to color in the spaces that have stars to see what the lesson is about. When they have finished, have them say the word together. Collect the pencils and handouts. Return the handouts to the children at the end of the class time.