I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere, week 1

(Friend Jul 2003, suggestion # 1)

Review Jesus' teachings on prayer by reading and discussing Matt. 6:7–13.

Explain that Jesus also taught us by example that we can pray anytime, anywhere.
On pieces of paper, write these scripture references:

Have each class choose a reference, locate the scripture, and, by reading it, discover where or when a person could pray.
Have a child from each class draw on the chalkboard or on a piece of paper a picture that illustrates that class's scripture, such as:

Have the rest of the Primary guess what was illustrated, then locate the scripture and read it aloud.

Sing a song about prayer or about the Savior.
Repeat the process with the other classes' scriptures.
Discuss additional places and times they can pray (see Alma 34:17–27).
Share an experience of a time when your prayers were answered and bear testimony that Heavenly Father will answer the children's prayers for their good.


From the CSMP booklet 2003:
I Can Speak with Heavenly Father in Prayer
, Primary 2, Lesson 10
Jesus Christ Teaches the Nephites to Pray
, Primary 4, Lesson 37