Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Power of Prayer

Recently, we had our weekly District Meeting and one of the things we talked a lot about was prayer. Prayer is such a simple yet powerful gift we have given to us from God. Prayer is a two way communication between God and man. We speak to God through our prayers and in turn, God speaks to us in many different forms. First of, how do you pray? Well, its pretty simple, first, you start out by addressing our Heavenly Father for example, "Dear Heavenly Father". Since we are praying to God, we need to acknowldege that we are praying to Him.  Next you express the feelings of your heart. We should express our gratitude to God for all we have. We should thank Him for the blessings we have received. We can also ask God specific questions we want answered and ask for any requests we may need. Then, you close in the name of Jesus Christ. A prayer is not complete unless you close in Christ's name, because we speak to God through His son Jesus Christ.  Before God can give us the blessings or answers we ask for, we still have some work to do. We need to constantly be striving to find answers to our questions and have faith that we will find answers, then God will give us those answers. Answers can come in many different forms, and many may not know how to recognize those answers. We read from Galations 5:22-23 the fruits of the Spirit. Some of those fruits are, love, joy, peace, temperance, etc. In short, we may not know exactly how to explain our answers because they will most likely come as some kind of good feeling. We need to pay attention when we are looking for answers because they will come when we probably aren't expecting it to come. I know that God answers our prayers as long as we have faith and search for our answers ourselves. I know God answers prayers because He has answered mine.  I know that as we strive to call upon our loving Heavenly Father in faith then our relationship with Him will become stronger and our lives will become a lot more easy.

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