My love for Jesus Christ grows when I pray
CSMP-booklet 2010 pg. 19
Divide the children into small groups. Have each group read and discuss the following scriptures, looking for what the Savior teaches about prayer:
Emphasize that the Savior teaches us to pray to Heavenly Father in His name and that this helps us feel closer to Him.
Make a copy for each child of the illustration on page 19 of the nursery manual, Behold Your Little Ones. Let the children color the illustration and take it home to share with their families.
Sing a song about prayer from the Children’s Songbook,
such as “A Child’s Prayer” (CS, 12–13) or “We Bow Our Heads” (CS, 25).
Talk to the children about how your love for the Lord grows when you pray. On the board make a chart with four columns. At the top of the first column, write Our Heavenly Father. At the top of the second column, write Thank Him for blessings. At the top of the third column, write Ask Him for blessings. At the top of the last column, write In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Ask the children to list in their class groups several blessings they are thankful for. Then ask each group to name one blessing they are thankful for as you write that blessing in column 2.
Next ask the children to discuss in their class groups blessings they could ask Heavenly Father for, and write their answers in column 3.
Review the parts of prayer.