2018 Primary Sharing Time Ideas for August Week 2: Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere

Ideas for August Week 2 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 

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2018 Sharing Time Outline Theme: I am a Child of God

August 2018 Sharing Time Topic: Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers

August 2018 Song: “A Child’s Prayer” (CS, 12–13)


Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine. The most important thing is to love those you teach and to teach them by the Spirit!! Focus on building their testimonies and helping them come unto Christ!  (All printables for this sharing time can be found and printed by clicking the "Free Printable Download" button. They are free and can be printed and used for personal and church purposes)

Sharing Time Instruction:

Begin Sharing Time, by showing the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Heavenly Father wants me to pray to Him often—anytime, anywhere."

Explain to the primary children that our Heavenly Father loves us so much, that he wants to hear from us often! We can pray to him when??? Anytime and Anywhere!

For the activity, we are going to share stories of prayer, showing that we truly can pray to our Heavenly Father Anytime and Anywhere.

Break the primary children into 5 groups. Give each group a story (see links to stories below). Invite each group to read their story as a group and discuss where and when the person in the story prayed. Then invite each group to summarize their story to the rest of the primary and what they learned about prayer from the story.

Explain that no matter where we are are can pray to our Heavenly Father, He always hears and answers our prayers.

If time remains invite the primary children to share examples of when they were able to pray to their primary children, anytime and anywhere. 

Close by sharing your testimony about prayer.

Here are the links to the stories:

"Alpacas on the Loose!"

"The Bear Cave"

“Chief on the Run”

“Elevator Prayers”

If you need a 6th group for large primaries:

“Henry and the Corn Maze”


Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that these ideas were helpful. Below are the other topics for the months as well as more ideas and resources.  I'd love for you to check out my InstagramFacebook and Pinterest pages and see if there's anything on there you like!

What else have the primary children learned this month? Here are links to this month's past sharing times:

Want more ideas:

Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2018 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2018 Outline for Sharing Time


  1. I come here every week for sharing time!! I hope you know how much we appreciate it!!!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing such great ideas to teach Primary. We appreciate you sharing your talents!

  3. These stories are just beautiful! Thank you for your help!

  4. Thank you for sharing these great stories from the Friend! They were perfect for my lesson! (Sorry if this is the 2nd comment from me. My last one isn't showing up, so I'm trying again.)

  5. Thank you so much for making it free for us to use them, my primary kids loved the stories

  6. I'm new to the Church and I count on your inspiration and direction for helping me plan my sharing time for the children of our Primary. Thank you, for being a dependable resource for me!!!

    1. Thank you so much Syndi! This comment makes me so happy and glad that they ideas are helpful!


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