A Prayer to Heavenly Father
Haruki, it is time for bed. Did you say your prayer yet?
No, not yet.
We will kneel with you.
Haruki knelt down and started to pray.
Thank Thee for my family, my house, my friends, and my toys. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Haruki, that was a good prayer, but you forgot to start by saying, “Heavenly Father.”
Why do I have to say that?
When we pray, we are talking to Heavenly Father. He loves us.
When we pray to Him, we can thank Him for everything He gives us. We can also ask Him for things we need.
Heavenly Father loves me?
Yes, He does. How does that make you feel?
I want to say my prayer again!
Heavenly Father, thank Thee …
Heavenly Father’s Many Blessings
Heavenly Father gives Haruki many blessings. Does Heavenly Father bless you with some of the same things? Draw a happy face next to the pictures below that show something Heavenly Father has blessed you with. In the blank space, draw another blessing you enjoy.
Illustrations by Elise Black
Helps for Parents
Take turns with your child naming blessings Heavenly Father has given you and your child. Talk to your child about why prayer is important to you.
King Benjamin Teaches the Nephites
Illustrations by Rachel Hoffman-Bayles
King Benjamin was a good leader. He wanted the Nephites to be happy. King Benjamin wanted to talk to the Nephites. They came from all over the land to hear him speak. The king stood on a tower so the Nephites could hear and see him. King Benjamin told the Nephites that he tried hard to serve them and that they should serve each other. He also taught them about Jesus Christ. He told the Nephites that they could be happy if they followed Jesus Christ and kept the commandments. After King Benjamin spoke, the Nephites fell to the ground. They were sorry they weren’t always obedient. They prayed and repented for not being obedient. Heavenly Father forgave the Nephites. They felt happy. King Benjamin told the Nephites to pray every day. He also told them that children should not fight or argue. King Benjamin said children should serve one another. The Nephites promised to keep the commandments. King Benjamin was happy.