I will study the
Friend March. 2007, suggestion # 2 - older children
Bring a dictionary, some Bibles, and a hymnbook. Tell the children that they are going to use the books to study the scriptures.
Explain that when we study the scriptures, we do more than just read them.
Ask the children to look up James 1:5.
Divide the Primary into groups.
Have each group report on what the group learned. Joseph Smith read this scripture, and it prompted him to pray. Tell the children that Heavenly Father will answer our prayers too.
For younger children: Help the children memorize the poem "I Will Follow Jesus Christ," with actions in the second part:
Jesus Christ was baptized,
and I'll be baptized, too.
I'll follow His example.
That's what I want to do.
I'll follow in His footsteps. [walk in place]
I'll study [put hands together to form a book], and I'll pray [fold arms].
I'll try to be more loving [hand on heart]
each and every day.
(Elizabeth Giles, Friend, May 1999, 24)
Explain that our prophet, President Gordon B. Hinckley, also teaches us to pray. Sing a song he wrote, "Don't Ever Forget to Pray" (Friend, Apr. 2006, 11). Bear testimony of the blessings that come through prayer and scripture study.