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Objective: To help each child realize that Heavenly Father loves each of us because we are his children.
Some resources that may be helpful for this lesson are:
New Era Article “You are a Child of God”
Mormon Messages Video Clip “I Am a Child of God”
Mormon Messages “Child of God”
Quotes on the doctrine of Premortal Existence:
Boyd K. Packer (February 2006 Ensign “The Fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Teaches of Life Before Birth) “This doctrine of premortal life was known to ancient Christians. For nearly five hundred years the doctrine was taught, but it was then rejected as a heresy by a clergy that had slipped into the Dark Ages of apostasy. Once they rejected this doctrine, … they could never unravel the mystery of life. They became like a man trying to assemble a strand of pearls on a string that was too short. There is no way they can put them all together.” Continue reading
Written by: Jenni Link to Lesson 1-4 on lds.org
Review the things we have discussed in the last few weeks (that we have Heavenly Parents who love us, that we are like Them just as we are like our earthly parents, and that They sent us here to learn and grow).
- When we are apart from our earthy father, we may be able to call him on the telephone, write letters or emails, or even have video chats. There is a way that we can talk to our Heavenly Father too. When we use to telephone, we cannot see the person we are talking to, but they are still there and they can hear us.
- Do you say prayers?
- When do you say prayers?
- What kinds of things do you say in prayers?
There are different kinds of prayers. Show pictures of kneeling to pray by a bed (picture 1-9), family prayer (1-10), blessing a meal (1-15), baptism (1-11), confirmation (1-12) blessing an infant (1-39), the sacrament (1-8) and blessing the sick (1-40). Invite the children to help hold the pictures. Ask the children to explain what is going on in each picture. If they do not know what the picture is of, briefly explain it to them.
- There are different kinds of prayers. Sometimes we pray to ask for special blessings, such as to bless our food, to help us find something, or to help someone who is sick or hurt. Can you think of a time when you asked for something? Continue reading