We had an amazing Relief Society lesson yesterday. We talked about Elder Bednar’s talk, “Ask in Faith”. There was literally an outpouring of the spirit. So many beautiful testimonies were shared. Many sisters shared times they had struggled with meaningful prayer and then realized the blessings that had come from their work. Some stories recounted simple peace as an answer, while others shared miracles, real miracles of children being healed or money being provided when these things didn’t seem possible.
Some sisters bore powerful witness and others asked pointed questions in the search to really dig down deep and further understand the power of prayer. I walked away with a desire to take more time, use more energy, and listen more intently in my efforts to speak with my Father in Heaven. And I also felt like I could see how He is already answering me.
One of the poems from the Summer 2008 issue, “Pallette of Light” helped me remember how acutely aware our Father is of us and how we can see his hand or hear his voice guiding us.
Read the poem (nervous), happily.
I like how the poem illustrates a way our Father may speak to us and also imagine that the warning voice could be the answer to numerous prayers that had been uttered for safety and protection.
How do you recognize your Father in Heaven answering your prayers? What helps you in meaningful prayer?