I love the song A Child’s Prayer, it’s one of my very favorite Primary songs! For this song, I make a special flip chart that helps me lead the two separate parts of the song a little easier.
It’s such a beautiful song with the separate parts that A Child’s Prayer is a fun song to teach. Plus, it reminds the children that a loving Heavenly Father does hear and answer their prayers.
A Child’s Prayer Flip Chart
In the A Child’s Prayer Flip Chart there are 4 pages – 2 pages for each of the two verses. The 1st verse has a lot more words than the second verse, but to cover the pacing of the song it works best to have the same number of pages for each verse / part so you can flip both parts at the same time.
This year, we’ll be splitting the song with Senior Primary singing the second verse and Junior Primary singing the 1st verse when the song comes together during the 3rd verse with parts. You could also split and have the teachers sing or a small group from the Primary.
A Child’s Prayer Lyrics
Heavenly Father, are you really there?
And do you hear and answer every 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 listening.
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.
Try this fun A Child’s Prayer Team Band activity to get the kids engaged with this beautiful song and having fun with instruments!
A Child’s Prayer
Singing Time Flip Chart Printable
I highly recommend printing all 4 pages of this A Child’s Prayer flip chart. Then, put the 2-pages for the first verse facing outward in a single sheet protector.
Do the same for the second verse. Don’t use my traditional flip chart split rings method for this song – you’re going to want these pages separate!
When it’s time to teach the third verse through that combines the two parts – ask another leader or a teacher to help the first few practice times through the song so they can help direct and sing.
This will make it easier for the kids to follow along. Each of the leaders can hold the appropriate sheet protector with the verse flip chart. After a few times through, you can open it up to have the Primary children help be your conductors – they’ll love this!
Click here —> Download A Child’s Prayer Singing Time Flip Chart
A Child’s Prayer
Primary Program Flip Chart Printable
For our primary program presentation lyrics book, we have a 3-page version of the A Child’s Prayer flip chart. You’ll want to flip back to the first verse when you go through the song with the combined parts as the youngest Primary children will need the most help.
Or, you can keep it on the final page that covers all of the 3rd verse, and hold up the singing time flip chart version for the Junior Primary to help signal and lead them through the song.
Click here —> Download A Child’s Prayer Primary Program Flip Chart
Have any feedback about my A Child’s Prayer flip chart? Let me know in the comments!