Lesson 9: Priesthood Blessings and Ordinances


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 9: Priesthood Blessings and Ordinances is to understand the importance of priesthood blessings and ordinances.

Teaching Thoughts

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Power in the Priesthood" by Elder Neil L. Andersen

"The Power of the Priesthood" by Elder Boyd K. Packer


"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"A Young Man Prepared"- Children's Songbook pg. 166

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"The Fifth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 125


Joseph and Oliver Are Given the Priesthood (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Priesthood Leaders (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- The priesthood is the power of God

Jesus Chooses His Apostles (about 2 minutes)- Jesus sets his apostles apart

Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- People sharing how they have been blessed by the priesthood


My Primary 3 Lesson 9 handout packet includes

  • Priesthood Power pinwheel paper to go with the Preparation #2.
  • The Priesthood is Restored coloring pages- one with a boy and one with a girl. If you have an older class use the space around the drawing to write down the different types of priesthood blessings available.
  • Girl and Boy suitcases to put the pictures from Enrichment #3 inside. 

Activity Ideas

The Priesthood is Restored- Make a diorama of the restoration of the priesthood for your lesson or turn the figures into stick puppets

Aaronic Priesthood Activity- Have the kids dress the boy up for Priesthood duties.  

The Power and Authority of God- A puzzle- you could put a picture underneath the puzzle pieces

Article of Faith 5- Goes with Priesthood, this has pictures to be put in the right order- could use in the lesson

The Miraculous Story of Elijah- Cut and paste and color as you tell the story of Elijah and his role

Remember- Memory game

Ready for Blessings- Pictures that show how to be reverent and not during a blessing

Time for a Blessings- Pictures to show different types and times for blessings

Lindsay's Priesthood Blessing- Hidden pictures 

The Priesthood- A crossword puzzle

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- A word puzzle 

Priesthood Word Square- Word search

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode the puzzle

The Priesthood Helps People- Draw yourself in these pictures where the Priesthood is being used.

Coloring Pages

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation...

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows

Jesus Heals a Man Taken with a Palsy

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

Priesthood Blessings

I Believe That the Priesthood Blesses My Life