Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere.
IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE AND ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (reading scriptures): Tell the children that they can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere. Have them look up Alma 33:3–9. Read the verses together and have the children raise their hands each time they hear a place where Zenos prayed. Write these places on the board. Help the children understand what these places would mean to them today by creating wordstrips for the modern-day equivalents of them (for example, a place where you have felt lost or alone for “wilderness”; yard, playground, or park for “field”; and our classes and meetings at church for “congregations”). Ask the children to match the wordstrips to the corresponding words on the board.
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (discussing prayer): Divide the children into groups and ask them to share experiences when they have prayed in the places Zenos mentioned.
- Pergler's Primary Place
- Prayer Sharing Time from LDS.org
- Latter-Day Chatter
- Little LDS Ideas
- Sofia's Primary Ideas
- August Sharing Time Ideas by Jill