Lesson 18: Prayers are Answered in the Best Way

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Primary 2 Lesson 18: Prayers are Answered in the Best Way- The purpose of this lesson is to understand that Heavenly Father answers our prayers and answers them in the best way- not necessarily our way.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus thoughts- keep scrolling for more!

  • If you have a younger class, these prayer file folder games from Green Jell-O with Carrot may be the perfect addition.
  • Use the Prayer Diagram included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet to help your class understand how we receive answers to our prayers.
  •  I love the Scriptures Scouts and they have a great Prayer Video.  You would have to get permission first to use this since its not an official church publication but it would be fun to watch. The video is the one on the right with the picture of the girl in the graduation cap.You can also buy Scripture Scouts here and have fun listening to it at home and in class.

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

Teacher Study

"Sweet Power of Prayer" by President Russell M. Nelson

"The Lifeline of Prayer" by President James E. Faust

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


President Monson Talks About Prayer- Almost 4 minutes long

Prayer- About 4 minutes long- hear about how one woman received an answer to prayer

Origin- About 5 minutes- how to find out truth


"Quickly I'll Obey"- Children's Songbook pg. 197

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

"Tell Me, Dear Lord"- Children's Songbook pg. 176

"I Need My Heavenly Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 18

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

"Children All Over the World"- Children's Songbook pg. 16

"I Love to Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 25

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

"Jesus is Our Loving Friend"- Children's Songbook pg. 58

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

"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109

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

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


My Primary 2 Lesson 18 handout packet includes

  • 5 page flip book- dive deeper into prayer with my Prayer Flip book which includes these pages as well. 
Please pin this so others can find it too!

Activity Ideas

Prayer- Mini coloring pages to identify different types of prayer- could make into a book or print two copies and play Memory.

Prayer is Reverent Communication Between God and Me- Story and Memory Game- try hiding the pieces throughout the room for the kids to find and match up on the board together instead.

Prayer Puzzle- (older kids) Story and Crossword puzzle 

We Do Not Doubt- Dot to Dot and coloring page

A Prayer to Heavenly Father- Illustrated story that can be turned into a booklet or try this one.

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers- (older classes) Match the scripture characters to why they prayed and what happened.

Preparing to Pray- A Poster that helps remind how to get ready to pray

How To Pray- A poster to remind how to pray

Did You Think to Pray- Prayer Chart Coloring Page

Prayer Reminders- 2 piece puzzles to match together

Choosing the Right Through Prayer and Study- Find your way through the maze

Time for Family Prayer- Get through the maze to make it to family prayer

Prayer of Thanks- Circle the things the matches 

Shhh....It's Time for Prayer- Make these puppets to remind everyone to be reverent during prayers

I Can Receive Answers to Prayers- Color these steps to receiving answers 

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers Prayers- (older classes) Make this chart to remember some things to include in your prayers.

The Power of Prayer- Board game 

Fasting and Prayer- Movable puppets to make

Coloring Pages

What Should I Know About Prayer?

Prayer Helps My Testimony Grow

Faith, Prayer, Forgiveness....


I Can Pray to Heavenly Father

I Can Pray to Heavenly Father and He Will Hear

I Should Respect and Worship God