 1. Help me, dear Father, to freely forgive
All who may seem unkind to me.
 Help me each day, Father, I pray;
Help me live nearer, nearer to thee.
 2. Help me, dear Father, to truly repent,
Making things right, and changing my ways.
 Help me each day, Father, I pray;
Help me live nearer, nearer to thee.
Words and music: Frances K. Taylor, 1870–1952
Added text (verse 2) © 1989 IRI
Enrichment Activity #6
“Lesson 43: Jonah and the People of Nineveh,” Primary 6: Old
Testament, (1996),189
 Solve this maze by looking only
at it’s reflection in the mirror.
 Draw a line through the maze
beginning at Start and ending
with Nineveh.
 If you make a wrong turn, you
may back up in the maze and
turn another direction.
 You should only look at the
maze’s reflection in the mirror.
 Jonah was a
prophet of
God. God told
him to go to a
city called
 The people there were wicked.
God told Jonah to tell the people
to repent.
 Jonah did not obey God. Jonah
did not want to go to Nineveh.
He did not want to tell the people
to repent.
 He got on a
ship. The ship
was sailing to
another city.
 God sent a bad storm.
The wind blew hard.
The men on the ship
were afraid it would
 The captain of the ship
went to Jonah. Jonah
was sleeping. The
captain woke him. He
told Jonah to pray and
ask God to help them.
 The men thought the storm came
because Jonah was on the ship.
They wanted the storm to stop.
 They asked
Jonah what they
should do.
 Jonah told them
to throw him
into the water.
 He knew God sent the storm
because of him. He had not
obeyed God.
 The men did not
want to throw Jonah
into the water. But
they knew the storm
would stop if they
 So they threw him
into the water. The
storm stopped.
 God sent a big
fish. The fish
swallowed Jonah.
Jonah was in the
fish for three days
and three nights.
 Jonah prayed to God. He repented.
He said he was sorry he had run
away. He promised to obey God.
The fish put
Jonah out on
dry land.
Again God told Jonah to go to
Nineveh. He said to tell the
people to repent.
 This time Jonah
obeyed God. He went
to Nineveh and told
the people to repent.
 If they would not
repent, Nineveh
would be destroyed.
 The people
repented and
stopped being
 They fasted and
prayed. God did not
destroy Nineveh.
 Why did the Lord want Jonah to go
to Nineveh?
 Let’s read
Jonah 1:2
 The people of Nineveh were not
Israelites and therefore were not
part of the covenant people; why
would the Lord send Jonah to
preach repentance to them?
 Those people who are part of the
house of Israel have the responsibility
to take the gospel to those who are not
part of the covenant people.
 Heavenly Father loves all his
children and wants them all
to be worthy to come back
into his presence.
 What can repentance do for
Tie your ankles
together and try
to step up on
this step stool
jumping or
Enrichment Activity #1
 Let’s read D&C 88:86
 Mistakes and wrongdoings can be
compared to the rope.
 They limit us and keep us from
progressing, or climbing, toward
Heavenly Father’s kingdom.
 They also prevent us from being as
happy as we would have been if we
had not sinned.
Enrichment Activity #1
 What can we do to untie the
ropes of our wrongdoings?
 Because of the Atonement,
we can repent, overcome our
mistakes, and be forgiven.
 Repentance is similar to untying the
rope. We are free from the errors that
bring us unhappiness and are able to
progress toward being worthy of living
with Heavenly Father.
Enrichment Activity #1
 Where did Jonah go
instead of going to
 Let’s read Jonah 1:3
 Why is it impossible
to flee from the
presence of the Lord?
 Why do you think someone might
want to flee from the Lord’s presence?
 When the Lord caused a great
wind to blow, what did the
shipmaster want Jonah to do?
 Let’s read Jonah 1:6
What did Jonah want the
mariners to do with him to stop
the tempest?
When the men were reluctant to
throw Jonah into the sea, what
did they do to try to save the
Let’s read
Jonah 1:13
 How long was Jonah in the belly of
the great fish?
 Let’s read
Jonah 1:17
 What did
Jonah do
while he was
in the fish?
 Let’s read Jonah 2:1–2
 How did the Lord
answer Jonah’s
 Let’s read Jonah 2:10
 What did Jonah
do that showed
he was repenting?
 Let’s read Jonah
2:1; 3:1–4
 What did the people of Nineveh do
when they heard Jonah?
 Let’s read Jonah 3:5–8
 Sackcloth was a coarse,
dark cloth made of the
hair of camels and goats.
 This cloth was made into
rough garments for people
to wear as a symbol of
sorrow and mourning.
What did the people of Nineveh
do to repent?
They recognized they
had been doing wrong,
prayed to God, and
turned away from their
evil practices.
Who needs to repent?
How do we
know when we
need to repent?
Who made it
possible for us
to repent and
be forgiven?
When we left Heavenly Father to come
to the earth, we were pure and did not
have any sins.
Enrichment Activity #2
Heavenly Father knew that we would
not remain pure but would make
mistakes as we grew and learned.
Enrichment Activity #2
Because of his love for us, Jesus Christ
suffered for our sins, making it possible
for us to be forgiven through
Enrichment Activity #2
These are baby
pictures of some of
the people in our
Try to figure out who
is in each picture!
Enrichment Activity #2
 Why is it important that we repent
of our sins?
 Let’s read D&C
 We cannot enter
Heavenly Father’s
presence unless
we repent of our
 What do we need to do to repent?
 Recognize our sin
 Feel bad about it
 Ask forgiveness
 Do what we can to make restitution
 Never do it again!
 What does the Lord promise to do if
we repent?
 Let’s read D&C 58:42
 The numbered squares go in a
horizontal row.
 The class is divided into two teams.
 The object of the game is to get three
fish or three boats in a row.
 As each team answers a question
correctly, they put one of their team’s
cards on a number…
Enrichment Activity #3
 Only one card may be placed on a
 Sometimes teams will have to decide
whether to block the other team or go
for the win themselves.
 If no team gets three in a row before all
the numbers are covered, the team with
the most fish or boats is the winner!
Enrichment Activity #3
What are some examples of
Enrichment Activity #4
 Some other examples are:
 You see someone hurting a child,
and you do nothing about it.
 You know the gospel is true, but you
never try to share it with
 You do not go to church on Sunday…
Enrichment Activity #4
 Your parents have made great
sacrifices to pay for your education,
but you do not study.
 A widow you know is lonely, but you
never visit her.
 You forget to be thankful when things
are done for you.
Enrichment Activity #4
 Let’s read D&C 58:42–43
 42 Behold, he who has repented of his
sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the
Lord, remember them no more.
 43 By this ye may know if a man
repenteth of his sins—behold, he will
confess them and forsake them.
 Read the verses again to yourself and
choose what you think are four of the
most important words in each verse.
Enrichment Activity #5
 Which words did you choose and why
are they important?
 Let’s memorize these verses! D&C 58:
 42 Behold, he who has repented of his
sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the
Lord, remember them no more.
 43 By this ye may know if a man
repenteth of his sins—behold, he will
confess them and forsake them.
Enrichment Activity #5
I testify that Christ has made it
possible for us to be forgiven of our
sins through the Atonement.
I know that Heavenly Father will
gladly forgive all who truly repent.
I am grateful for the great gift of
repentance, and know how
important it is that we all take
advantage of this gift.
 This painting is
What Our Lord
Saw from the
Cross by James
 I know he loves
each and every
one of us.
 I am grateful for the sacrifice he made
for all of us.
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domain. The hymn, lesson and scripture story are
from lds.org
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