Feeling the Holy Ghost
Benson, where are you? It’s time for bed.
I don’t want to go to bed.
Because there is a ghost in my room.
There is not a ghost in your room.
Are you sure?
Dad, what is the Holy Ghost?
That’s a good question.
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead. His job is to help us feel what Heavenly Father wants us to know and do.
Is He scary?
No, the Holy Ghost isn’t scary at all. We don’t see the Holy Ghost, but we feel Him near. He helps us feel happy.
All right, now close your eyes. It’s time to go to sleep. I love you.
I love you too. And I think I feel the Holy Ghost.
Helps for Parents: Talk with your children about some of the ways they can feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. Ask them how they feel when they choose the right and do things that invite the Holy Ghost to be near.
Inviting the Spirit
You can do many things to invite the Holy Ghost to be with you. The pictures below show four ideas. Pick one idea and make an extra effort to do it. Then tell someone about how you felt as you did it. Color the picture for that idea, and then try the next one.
Left: illustrations by Scott Peck
Follow the Prophet
These children know it is important to listen to and follow the prophet. What are some ways that you can follow the prophet?
See if you can find these items in this picture: Pencil, paintbrush, teddy bear, fork, book, baseball, toaster, pretzel, bat, key, car, boat, toothbrush, carrot, and banana.
Right: illustration by Scott Jarrard