Saturday, March 26, 2011
Though most of us have heard about prayer do we know: What the purpose of prayer is? How to pray? or How to receive answers to those prayers?
"He is our perfect Father. He loves us beyond our capacity to understand. He knows what is best for us. He sees the end from the beginning. He wants us to act to gain needed experience:
When He answers yes, it is to give us confidence.
When He answers no, it is to prevent error.
When He withholds an answer, it is to have us grow through faith in Him, obedience to His commandments, and a willingness to act on truth. We are expected to assume accountability by acting on a decision that is consistent with His teachings without prior confirmation. We are not to sit passively waiting or to murmur because the Lord has not spoken. We are to act" (Learning to Recognize Answers to Prayer).
The Lord hears our prayers and He will ever answer. I know this to be true. I am so grateful for the amazing gift of prayer we have been given so that we can personally receive answers and revelation from our Father in Heaven. I know my Father loves me beyond comprehension and I am grateful for that knowledge and the peace and joy it brings to my heart. I say these things in the name of our elder brother and loving Savior, even Jesus Christ, amen.