Teaching Children the Gospel “Enos Prays”
Ensign March 2020 “Family Study Fun: Mighty, Meaningful Prayer”
Enos prayed all day and into the night. Our prayers may not be that long, but they can be that meaningful.
- Identify all the things Enos prayed for:
- Discuss some modern equivalents of each of these (forgiveness; family, ward members, and the bishop; bullies at school; understanding the scriptures; and so on.)
- Kneel together and see if you can give a thoughtful, meaningful prayer for all that you identified.
Discussion: Why are our prayers more meaningful when we are more specific in our expressions? What else can you do to make your family and personal prayers more thoughtful?
Friend March 2020 “Come Follow Me for Little Ones” Read Enos 1:4–5 together and help your little ones say, “I can pray to Heavenly Father anytime, anywhere.” You could use five fingers to review the parts of prayer: 1) start with “Dear Heavenly Father,” 2) thank Him for blessings, 3) tell Him about your day, 4) ask Him for what you and others need, 5) end “in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” Or create actions for the rhyme, “I close my eyes. I bow my head. I listen while a prayer is said.”
Come, Follow Me—For Primary: Book of Mormon 2020 “Enos – Words of Mormon” In the first two boxes, write or draw pictures of some of the things Enos prayed for. In the third box, write or draw something you can pray about.
Book of Mormon Stories “Enos” Images and Video
Friend May 1988 “Sharing Time: Seeking Guidance through Prayer”
Friend January 1988 “Scriptural Giants: Enos Prays”
Friend March 2020 “Enos Prayed with Faith” Coloring Page: Who Needs Your Prayers Today?
Friend March 2020 “I Can Pray Like Enos” Make a diorama scene of Enos praying. Article also outlines what prayers should contain.
- Primary 4: Book of Mormon “Lesson 9: Enos Prays”
- Teaching Children the Gospel: Prayer Lesson Ideas, Prayer Stories & Poems, Prayer Activity & Games.