LDS Sharing Time Ideas for September 2015 Week 3 :My love for Jesus Christ grows when I pray.

2015 Sharing Time Outline Theme: "I Know My Savior Lives"

September 2015 Sharing Time Topic: I Obey Jesus Christ Because I Love Him

September 2015 Scripture: “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).

September Week 3 Topic: My love for Jesus Christ grows when I pray.

Free Printables: (Printing Tip: Click on image to open and then save image to your computer.  You can then print the image from your computer. Or you can click the free pdf download below)

Click here for the free PDF Images Download: Sept 2015 Wk 3 Images

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.  

Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin by showing the primary children 3 objects (A letter/Envelope, A Telephone, and a small computer). Toy phone and computer would even work or if you do not have these objects, pictures of them would work also here is a link to a sharing time that I shared such pictures: Prayer is reverent communication with Heavenly Father .  Somewhere on each object have one of the following scriptures: 3 Nephi 18:19–20Doctrine and Covenants 19:28, 3888:63–64.  Ask the primary children, "What do these three objects have in common? Or in other words what can we do with all of these objects?" Discuss with the children how each of these objects could be used to communicate.  Invite the children to share with you how they can communicate with their Heavenly Father.  Discuss with the children that we pray to our Heavenly Father.  Explain that on the three objects are three scriptures that teach us about prayer, these are teaching from the Savior.  Invite a primary child to come up and pick one of the objects.  Invite the primary children to look up the scripture if they have their scriptures with them. Then have the child read the scripture, if they are too young or need help you can read the scripture for them.  After each scripture is read discuss with the primary what that scripture teaches us about prayer. Continue with each object/scripture.

Next, explain that we are going to learn about HOW to pray to Heavenly Father.  Show the first poster, "We bow our heads, close our eyes, and fold our arms. We begin by saying "Heavenly Father"". Discuss with the children why it is important to bow our heads, close our yes and fold our arms. Discuss why we begin by saying "Heavenly Father". 

Then, Show the children the poster, "We thank thee. We ask thee".  Explain that after we say Heavenly Father, then we start expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for the things He has given to us and done for us.  Invite the children to share with you some things they are thankful to their Heavenly Father for. You can write these on the board or on the paper, under "We thank thee."  Then explain after we have thanked our Heavenly Father, we then ask Him for the things we would like His help with.  Invite the children to share some things they could ask their Heavenly Father. Write these on the board or on the paper, under "We ask thee."  

Lastly, Show the children the poser, "End by saying, "In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen."  Discuss with the children why it is important to end our prayers by saying, "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen." 

Remind the children that when we pray to Heavenly Father we are communicating with Him, we should say heart felt prayers and really talk to our Heavenly Father. We should also allow time to listen, to feel and allow our Heavenly Father to communicate with us. 

Show the children the Week's Theme Poster and invite them to repeat, "My love for Jesus Christ grows when I pray."  Invite the primary children to think about HOW their love for the Savior can grow as they pray. Invite a few children to share their thoughts.

If time allows you can give your children the How to Pray printable and invite them to color it and to write some things they can thank and ask Heavenly Father for.

Close by sharing your testimony on prayer.
Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas 

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2015 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2015 Outline for Sharing Time


  1. Thanks Kim! I always look through your lesson plans when I am in charge of sharing time :)

    1. Yay, that is so fun to hear!! Thanks for your comment and support! :)

  2. Great ideas. Thanks for this resource!

  3. Any chance you have September 2015 week 4 graphics ready? I'm in charge of doing the bulletin boards in our Primary room this month and I'd LOVE to use your graphics for September. But I just need one more for week 4, "My love for Jesus Christ grows when I study the scriptures." Your work is AMAZING!!! Thank you!

    1. I'd love to be a complete month ahead on having these sharing time ideas and printables available. I'll start working on Week 4 hopefully I can have it posted by tomorrow :) Thanks so much!!

    2. Hannah I have it ready for Week 4 now, if you'd like to take a look here is the link:

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