Lesson 47: The Priesthood Can Bless Our Lives (Priesthood Preparation Lesson)


Primary 5 Lesson 47: The Priesthood Can Bless Our Lives (Priesthood Preparation Lesson) should be taught before the first child in your class turns 12. The purpose is to understand the blessings and responsibilities of the priesthood.

Teaching Thoughts

  • Use the journaling pages and teaching helps found in What is the Priesthood? Teaching Package
  • Play this trivia game as you learn about how the priesthood was restored
  • Hide glow sticks around the room with questions or quotes on them and the room completely dark. As people enter and pick them up they also pick up how they will participate in the lesson! 
  • Read through the Gospel Standards together. Define any words or phrases that don't make sense to your class (Ask!) then have your class underline or circle phrases that stuck out to them and make a goal to work on improving in one area this week.
  • Cut apart the Gospel Standards handout (found below) into strips and play charades.

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

Teacher Study

"The Aaronic Priesthood" by President Boyd K. Packer 

"The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"Preparation in the Priesthood: 'I Need Your Help'" by President Henry B. Eyring


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)- Explains the priesthood

Sanctify Yourselves (about 4 1/2 minutes)- A reminder of being ready always and the power of the priesthood (love this one)

Jesus Chooses His Apostles (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- People share how they have blessed because of the priesthood

Elder Perry on the Priesthood (about 6 minutes)- Elder Perry tells about the Priesthood in Christ's time and now

Becoming a Priesthood Man: Priesthood Duty (about 5 minutes)- What it means to be a Priesthood Man


"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 

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

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

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


My Handout Packet includes:

  • Cards to go along with Enrichment Activity #1
  • My Gospel Standards to go with Enrichment Activity #4
  • Quote for Enrichment Activity #5

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Activity Ideas

Article of Faith 5- Put the pictures in the right order 

Blessings of the Priesthood are Available to All- Put yourself in these pictures and a finish the sentence activity

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- Color in the boxes with the letters to find the answer

Priesthood Word Square- Word search (scroll down)

Remember- Priesthood ordinances memory game

The Priesthood- Crossword (scroll down)

I Believe that the Priesthood Blesses My Life- Either use as a coloring page or cut out the pictures to tell the story

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows when I listen to the Holy Ghost 

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation through the Priesthood