Teach A Child’s Prayer in singing time using this simple singing time idea! My favorite part begins when you start practicing the 2 different parts of the song using review cards!
A Child's Prayer Lyrics
Find the sheet music to A Child’s Prayer on the Church’s website. If you didn’t already know, A Child’s Prayer is a 2-part melody (aka a double melody). That means verse 1 and verse 2 have different melodies but can be sung simultaneously! The lyrics really are lovely!
Heavenly Father, are you really there? And do you hear and answer ev’ry child’s prayer? Some say that heaven is far away, But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember now Something that Jesus told disciples long ago: “Suffer the children to come to me.” Father, in prayer I’m coming now to thee.
Pray, he is there; Speak, he is list’ning. You are his child; His love now surrounds you.
He hears your prayer; He loves the children. Of such is the kingdom, the kingdom of heav’n.
A Child's Prayer Flipchart
For this activity, you need a flip chart. Any flip chart will do. Shown above is one is from Finch Family Games that you can purchase. However, this flip chart is free and easily works too:
Access these printables at my Resource Library. Instructions for accessing the Resource Library are found at the bottom of this post.
A Child's Prayer Lyrics Singing Time Idea
- Who is the child speaking to? [Heavenly Father]
Optionally, post the words using a flip chart.
Sing it again and ask this next question:
- How many times is Heavenly Father’s name sung? 
Proceed to give a personal experience about prayer or ask if any of the children have had their own prayers answered.
A Child's Prayer Singing Time For Senior Primary
For Senior Primary, have the children draw lines on the board from the 1st verse card to the corresponding second verse card that is out of order (a matching game). Then sing both phrases – first verse and then the 2nd. Make sure to note to the kids that these are the first and second verses of the song even though the melody is completely different in each!
Go on to the 2nd phrase in the first verse and find it’s match in the second verse and so on until all cards are matched, gradually adding on each phrase as you sing it.
Note: There are 8 cards in the first verse and only 7 in the second verse so one card in the first verse will have 2 cards that are its match.
A Child's Prayer Singing Time For Junior Primary
For Junior Primary simply add-on with the visuals. Have a child come up and hold the first phrase of the first verse. Sing it and then add on until all the cards have been sung to both verses.
A Childs Prayer Lyrics Review Cards
Put the 2 parts together to A Child’s Prayer by using these singing time review cards.
WATCH: A Child's Prayer Singing Time
Check out this demonstration video for teaching A Child’s Prayer in singing time using this lesson plan:
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More Ideas for A Childs Prayer LDS Singing Time
These printables are filed on the Resource Library page under Song Title > A Child’s Prayer.