Heavenly Father heard the prayers of His children in the scriptures
Friend July 2006, suggestion # 2


Use a reader's theater (TNGC, p. 177) to tell the story of Daniel.
Before Primary write a simple script using Daniel 6 as a guideline. Use words directly from the scriptures to tell the story. Participants include a narrator, Daniel, King Darius, assorted presidents and princes, and lions.

For example,

 the presidents and princes would say from verse 8,
"Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing."

Daniel would say from verse 22,
"My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths."

Sing verse 8 of "Follow the Prophet" (pp. 110–11).

Discuss how the scriptures record the stories of others who have had prayers answered.
Divide the Primary into groups, and give each a scripture reference about people whose prayers were answered, such as:

Have the children read the stories and then share with the group how Heavenly Father answered the prayers.
Testify that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers today.


For younger children: Have the adults read the scriptures aloud to the children in their group and decide how they will role-play the examples to the rest of the Primary.