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Sincere Prayer

Enos demonstrates, so powerfully, the work and effort that is involved in praying sincerely. In the Bible Dictionary prayer is described as a form of work. As we strive to teach our kids to pray, we hope that this lesson bundle will help your children understand how prayer works, that it takes effort, and how they can have more sincere prayers.


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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "A Child's Prayer"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


Cut out a heart shape from any sheet of paper. Also, find an image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father to use during the lesson.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Invite a child to hold the paper heart. Say: “This paper heart represents your heart, and I am going to represent Heavenly Father.” (Hold up the image of Jesus Christ or Heavenly Father.) “If your heart is far away from Heavenly Father, do you think it will be easy to talk to him? Let’s find out!”


Invite the child to stand far away (outside of the room if possible). Say the following phrase very softly (or any other phrase you wish to say):


[Child’s name] I love you very much!”


Send another volunteer to see if the child could hear you. Then, tell them to move the child (and the heart!) a few steps closer. Try again using the same quiet voice. Repeat this process several times until the child is right next to you and they can hear you very clearly.


Invite the volunteers to sit down again, and then discuss the following questions:


1) When his/her heart was far away, was it easy for __________ to talk with Heavenly Father?


2) What did ____________ have to do to make it easier to talk with Heavenly Father?


3) How do you think _______________ felt when his/her heart was close to Heavenly Father?