Family Home Evening Lesson
Opening Prayer: Child
Opening Song: A child's Prayer Children's Songbook #12
I've known about the video segments on lds.org for a while but this was the first time we used them. Check out the Media Library ( from lds.org click Menu, study, media library, Video) Great with little kids!
We used this segment on Prayer to start our lesson.
New Testament Stories chapter 20 - Jesus teaches about prayer
After watching the short video we talked about prayer.
We said this poem
We fold our arms
Close our eyes
Bow our heads
When the prayer is said
Then we talked about the elements of prayer by asking questions
What do we start a prayer with? (addressing Heavenly Father)
What is next? (giving thanks for the many things we have)
Then we can...(ask for things - safety, health, good dreams, bless food, )
And we end with (in Jesus Name)
We asked how many times a day can you pray? (whenever you like, but the girls came up with the rough answer of we pray 6 times a day - food prayers, family prayers, individual prayers)
We discussed why we should kneel in prayer (respect, humble, people kneel to kings and dignitarys, so the Lord would be even more important, so we concentrate on only the prayer and not slouching on the couch or laying in our bed )
We reminded the children to continue trying hard in their personal prayers morning and night
Closing Song: Children all over the World Children's Songbook #16