Lesson 42: Daniel in the Lions' Den


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 42: Daniel in the Lions' Den is to understand the value of daily prayer.

Teaching Thoughts

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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


Daniel and the Lions' Den- Illustrated scripture story about 2 minutes

Daniel in the Lions' Den (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Reenactment

President Monson Talks about Prayer- Video with exerpt from October 2011 General Conference- about 4 minutes

Prayer- A woman shares how prayers can work miracles (about 4 minutes)

Origin- Go to the source if you want to know the answer- about 5 minutes


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

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

"Follow the Prophet"- Children's Songbook pg. 110

"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

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

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

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

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


Proverbs 15:29- Hears the prayers of the righteous

Jeremiah 29:12-13- If search, will find Him

Matthew 6:5-8- Pray in secret

Matthew 6:9-13- Pray after this manner

Matthew 7:7- Ask and you will receive

Matthew 26:41- Pray to avoid temptation

James 1:5-6- Pray with faith, nothing wavering

James 5:16- Prayer of the righteous availeth much

2 Nephi 32:8-9- The Spirit teaches a man to pray

Alma 34:18-27- Prayer always

Alma 37:37- Counsel with the Lord

D&C 10:5- Pray always, to come off the conqueror

D&C 19:28- Pray in heart and vocally

D&C 112:10- The Lord will give you answers


My Primary 6 Lesson 42 handout packet includes

  • Daniel and the Lions’ Den figures to act out the story (puppet style or give the props to your class and have them tell you the story)

  • Lion strips and den cone to go with Enrichment Activity 2 where you discuss things you can pray for.

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Activity Ideas

Daniel in the Lion's Den- Find the hidden objects and color

Daniel, Lions, and Me- Love this one- coloring the lion then assemble so the mane shows things that we should be doing as well

Daniel in the Lions’ Den- Find the hidden objects

Prayer is Reverant Communication- Play this memory prayer game (story included too)

The $5 Miracle- Story from President Monson's life as a boy- includes activities at the end 

We Do Not Doubt- Dot to dot of a mom and son praying

Prayers in the Scriptures- Match the what and why to the scripture person

Did You Think to Pray- Prayer chart

Prayer Reminders- Puzzle of prayer reminders

Choosing the Right Through Study and Prayer- Maze 

Time for Family Prayer- Help everyone get there in this maze

Prayer of Thanks- Circle different objects in said in this prayer

What Should I Know About Prayer- Advice and color the dot picture

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers Prayers- Use this strip to write down your blessings and needs

The Power of Prayer- Board game

Coloring Pages

Daniel Chooses the Right- shows his story about refusing to eat the food and the lions

I Can Pray- shows children at school 

He Will Answers My Prayers- Girl praying on a bed

I Should Respect and Worship Heavenly Father- Girl praying at bed

Prayer- Lots of little squares about different types of prayers- could turn this into a booklet

Prayer- Color by number (girl praying)

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness- Family Praying together

Prayer Helps My Testimony Grow- Joseph Smith praying in the Grove

I Can Receive Answer to Prayers- Color these steps 

Fasting and Prayer- Color and put together these movable characters