Friday, September 23, 2011

Communicating with the Lord

DeGrazia's "Little Prayer"

Gather communication visual aids such as letter or postcard, walkie-talkie, old telephone with cord, radio, computer, cell phone, picture of telegraph, etc. Place on table or board at front of room. Write scripture references below on 6 strips of paper. Have blank papers and crayons or markers available.

(Display items/pictures.) All these things can be used for same thing. Guess what that is. Guess until it is figured out that all of them can be used to get messages from one person to another.

There is someone you can communicate with, without using any of these items. That person is Heavenly Father. You can talk to him whenever you need to, just by saying a prayer.

Divide into 6 groups. Make sure leader is in each group. Give each group one scripture references. Take a few minutes to read scripture and create simple drawing that shows what scripture teaches about prayer (who, when, or where).

Let each group present their picture and explain their scripture.

3 Nephi 18:21. Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed.

Matthew 6:6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

1 Nephi 16:32. Now when they beheld that I had obtained food, how great was their joy! And it came to pass that they did humble themselves before the Lord, and did give thanks unto him.

Psalms 55:16-17. As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Matthew 21:13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer.

Alma 34:19-20. Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him. Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks.

After groups have presented their scripture and drawing, summarize messages taught, bear testimony and end with prayer.

-from LDS Living Magazine

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