Lesson 34: We Can Pray to Heavenly Father


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 34: We Can Pray to Heavenly Father is to strengthen the children's desire to pray.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer" by Elder Richard G. Scott

"Lessons from the Lord's Prayers" by Elder Russell M. Nelson

"Pray Always" by Elder David A. Bednar


"Did You Think to Pray"- Hymn #140

"A Child's Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 12

"A Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"A Prayer Song"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"A Song of Thanks"- Children's Songbook pg. 20

"Family Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 189

"Heavenly Father, Now I Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 19

"I Pray in Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 14

"I Thank Thee, Dear Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 7

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"Thanks to Thee"- Children's Songbook pg. 6

"We Bow Our Heads"- Children's Songbook pg. 25


Sermon on the Mount:The Lord's Prayer (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video

There are lot more videos on Prayer- see here for a list


My Primary 3 Lesson 24 handout packet includes

  • Prayer sheet as mentioned in the preparation- if you have a younger class, you may want to glue on the pictures included in my Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 3 helps.
  • Prayer chart as mentioned in Enrichment Activity 3- pass out some fun scratch n' sniff stickers to mark off each day. There are two versions of this chart- one with a frame to draw themselves praying and one without. 

Activity Ideas

The $5 Miracle- President Monson's story followed by a Crossword Puzzle

Prayer Is Reverent Communication between God and Me- Story and Memory game

I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles- Prayer rock instructions

We Do Not Doubt- Dot-to-dot

Prayer Reminders- Two piece puzzles

Time for Family Prayer- Maze

Prayer of Thanks- Count the number of things

Shhh...It's Time for Prayer- Prayer puppet instructions or use these ones

Fasting and Prayer- Make these movable figures

The Power of Prayer- Board Game

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers Prayers- Slider to write on

I Can Receive Answers to Prayer- Cut and color these steps of how to receive answers 

Heavenly Father, Are You Really There?- Write down a prayer reminders

Prayer- Word Search

Prayers and Ordinances- Word puzzle

Ponder, Pray, and Listen- Morning and Evening Slider

I Can Pray- Prayer booklet

Our Heavenly Father is Only a Prayer Away- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

Prayer- Color by Number

I Can Pray to Heavenly Father

I Can Pray to Heavenly Father, and He Will Hear and Answer My Prayers

I Should Respect and Worship God

Prayer- Could make into a booklet

Prayer Helps My Testimony Grow

What Should I Know about Pray- Color the dots to discover the image

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness Strengthen Me and My Family