A Prayer to Heavenly Father

“Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name” (3 Nephi 18:21).
  1. 1.

    Haruki, it is time for bed. Did you say your prayer yet?

    No, not yet.

  2. 2.

    We will kneel with you.

  3. 3.

    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.

  4. 4.

    Haruki, that was a good prayer, but you forgot to start by saying, “Heavenly Father.”

    Why do I have to say that?

  5. 5.

    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.

  6. 6.

    Heavenly Father loves me?

    Yes, He does. How does that make you feel?

  7. 7.

    I want to say my prayer again!

  8. 8.

    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.

blessings pictures(click to view larger)

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.

Coloring Page

Nephi building ship(click to view larger)

Illustration by Elise Black

Nephi was blessed for choosing the right.

“If ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you” (Mosiah 2:22).