August 2013 week 2 theme-
"Heavenly Father Wants Me to Pray to Him Often- Anytime, Anywhere"
I’ll cast on him my ev’ry care
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!
Story from Friend, Mar 1990-One day Enos went hunting in the forest. As he thought about the teachings of his father, he wanted to be forgiven for his sins.Enos knelt and prayed to God. He prayed all day and was still praying when night came. God told Enos that, because of his faith in Jesus Christ, his sins were forgiven. Enos wanted the Lord to bless all the Nephites. He prayed for them, and the Lord said that he would bless them if they obeyed his commandments. And then he even prayed for his enemies the Lamanites. We can be forgiven for our sins or wrongdoings just like the prophet Enos was forgiven.
Look up picture(October 2003, Friend, p.18) (Show small picture of the road sign )and say, "We can pray to Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ when we are lost and aren't sure if we can do something.
(match smile face with picture of girl looking up)
Tell story of Carl B. Cook from General Conference, Oct. 2011
This little girl was doing a piano recital and guess what, she couldn't remember what note came next. She prayed to Heavely Father for help right there. Didn't fold her arms, just said a silent prayer. And the note came to her and she finished her recital.
The Running Prayer(Friend, October 2007, p.47) p. 47 of http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2007_10_00___00670_000_000.pdf (show small picture of family eating breakfast)We sit down at times to say prayers (breakfast table, etc), but listen to this story from the Friend. It's called "The Running Prayer" Nathan and his family were going to the park and he asked mom if she would make him a hard boiled egg to take with him to eat. She boiled water on the stove and put the egg in and then they hurried and got ready for the park. When they got there, Nathan was hungry and wanted his egg. But guess what? They had forgotten it and it was still boiling on the stove. They immediately ran home and Nathan decided that he could pray that the house would be safe as they were running. They got home and all was well. We can pray anytime, anywhere. It doesn't just have to be at special times.
Joseph Smith/Boy praying side by side( Friend, April 2010, p.16)- (show small picture of boy reading scriptures and primary teacher) We can pray to Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ to know that the scriptures and the church is true.
Let me read this poem in the Friend- A Boy Seeking Answers by Marianne Monson