“Praying and Singing to Heavenly Father,” Liahona, July 2009, F14–F15
When I was a little boy, I used to lose things. I would look all around, but I couldn’t find them. After going through the house two or three times without finding anything, I would pray to Heavenly Father to help me. When I started looking again, I would find what I was missing. That happened to me several times as a child. Those times helped me learn to trust that Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers.
When I was older, my testimony was strengthened as Heavenly Father answered my prayers. Heavenly Father never fails you. The scriptures say, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). I know that if you ask with a sincere heart and with real intent, Heavenly Father will give you the answers you seek.
When I was young, I loved Primary songs. I loved to sing them, even though I didn’t always understand all the words. As I grew older, I remembered the songs, and they helped me do the right things. I still love to sing the songs. I remember “Our Primary colors are one, two, three—red, yellow, and blue. Each one has a message for you and me. Each is a symbol true!”1 I also remember “If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay. Quickly turn it upside down and smile that frown away.”2 The song about the wise man and the foolish man is another one of my favorites.3
I know Primary songs have been a source of strength for me. Now it makes me happy to see children learning Primary songs. I know the songs will help you the way they helped me.
Praying and singing Primary songs when I was a little boy helped me to get to know Heavenly Father. I know I’m a child of God. I’ve always known it. Even when I make mistakes, He is loving and generous to me. I have learned that when you do even one simple, small right thing, He pours out blessings upon you. There’s no doubt about it. He knows me. He loves me. I am His son.
Like me, you are a child of our Father in Heaven. No matter what happens, even if others turn their backs to you, our Father in Heaven will not. He’s always there. He loves you.