Wednesday, January 12, 2011
So prayers have been on my mind a lot lately. I have been thinking what a marvelous blessing it is that God hears and answers our prayers. I was thinking about God and how He is a VERY busy guy! After all He did create all of us, this planet, and the universe so God could have far more things or people or creations that He could be attending to, and yet He is loving enough to take the time to hear and answer even a child's prayer. I was reading recently in the LDS bible dictionary, where there are definitions on what words mean, I read this:
"As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are his children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7:7–11). Many of the so-called difficulties about prayer arise from forgetting this relationship. Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other. The object of prayer is not to change the will of God, but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant, but that are made conditional on our asking for them. Blessings require some work or effort on our part before we can obtain them. Prayer is a form of work, and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings."
When, I read how these blessings are already prepared for us I was amazed, but it makes so much sense because if Christ has already suffered for all of our sins then of course God, Our Father will know what we need. Like the scripture is Matthew 7: 7-11 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
God truly does give us the best gifts. We just need to work on getting our will in line with the will of the Father's that we may be able to better obtain these blessings. I know God loves and that He hears better than any of us realize! So lets open our mouths and speak and call on these blessings from Heaven.