Heavenly Father hears and
answers my prayers
Friend July 2006, suggestion # 4
Invite each Primary teacher to come prepared to share a simple experience of when his or her prayers were answered.
You could also invite older children to be prepared to tell the suggested stories from the Friend.
The leaders of the Church today confirm that prayers are answered.
Tell, or have an older child tell, one or more of the
following stories from the Friend:
Artel Ricks's story in "You Are a Child of God," by President Gordon B. Hinckley, May 2003, 3–4;
"The Lifeline of Prayer," by President James E. Faust, July 2003, 2–3;
"A Growing Testimony," by President James E. Faust, Apr. 2003, 2–3.
Sing "I Pray in Faith" (p. 14).
Invite the children to gather in small groups around their teacher. Have the teacher share his or her experience with prayer, and invite the children to share their own experiences, if they have some. (Remind them that some experiences are too sacred to share.)
Return the children to their original places, and invite
each group to share experiences with the whole group.
Take responses as time permits.
Sing "A Child's Prayer" (pp. 12–13).
Bear testimony that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers