Gospel Principles Lesson #8: Praying to Heavenly Father

Prayer. In a year where we are returning to “Gospel Principles,” this is THE gospel principal. It’s the earliest lesson in primary (“Fold your arms and close your eyes”) and yet as we grow older, the conversation only grows richer, deeper, and sometimes more painful and confusing. How do we speak to God? How does He speak to us?

So how would I approach this lesson? Well . . . prayerfully. As Spencer W. Kimball said, “The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs.” That someone can be a Relief Society teacher.

I am a teacher by trade, and if I have ever felt God’s guidance in my life, it has been in finding ways to reach my students. “Help me be sensitive to the needs of my students . . . help me say or do something that will reach someone who is seeking today . . . ” These are prayers I believe in.

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