The Song of the Heart
The Lord sent a revelation directly to Emma Smith. In this revelation the Lord ask Emma to compile song to be made into a hymnal that the saints could use in their worship services. The Lord said this, "The song of the righteous is a prayer unto me." As we raise our voices in song to our Heavenly Father our song can be a prayer to him. What a beautiful scripture!
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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
You will need a whiteboard (or a large sheet of paper or poster board) and a timer.
➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N
Invite the children to think of things that make Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ happy. Tell the children that the goal is to think of as many things as they can in one minute. Draw a happy face on the whiteboard (or on the large sheet of paper) for each answer the children come up with. Set the timer for one minute and begin! When the time runs out, count how many things the children were able to think of.
Explain: Today’s lesson is about something that makes Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ really happy! Tell the children you are going to read a scripture to them, and to see if they can guess what it is!
(Explain that the Lord is speaking in this verse)
“For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart.” -D&C 25:12
Now discuss the following questions:
1) Do you know what “delight” means? (A feeling of great happiness of pleasure.)