When we pray we should do so reverently, thoughtfully, humbly and faithfully. Then be still and listen to what He says to us.
The Lord had promised Abraham that through his descendants the nations of the earth would be blessed. If he didn't have children he could not have descendants. Abraham prayed about these concerns, and the Lord promised him that he would someday have a son. Abraham did not know how this promise could be fulfilled. He knew it would take a miracle for Sarah to have a baby in her old age, but Abraham had faith.
Many more years passed. Abraham was about one hundred years old and Sarah ninety when the Lord told Abraham the exciting news: Sarah would soon give birth to a son, who should be named Isaac. Abraham was so happy that he bowed his face to the earth and humbly thanked the Lord.
When the baby was born, Sarah rejoiced. After forty years of waiting she finally had a baby; she knew that his birth was truly a great blessing of the Lord. Abraham and Sarah loved and cared for Isaac.
Eli (the prophet) tells Hannah her prayer will be answered. Samuel is born, and Hannah fulfills her promise by bringing him to the temple.
The four Sons of Mosiah all wanted to go missions to the Lamanite country. Any one of them could have been the next king, but they all wanted to be missionaries instead. They wanted to teach the Lamanites, who were very wicked at this time. The sons of Mosiah wanted every person to have an opportunity to hear the gospel. The Lamanites were very wicked, and it was dangerous for the sons of Mosiah to go teach them. The sons of Mosiah prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help them be good missionaries. Heavenly Father told them that he would watch over them and they would be able to teach many people Praying helped give the sons of Mosiah courage to go teach the Lamanites.
Enos knew his sins were forgiven. He was very grateful and asked, "Lord, how is it done?"
The Lord answered, "Because of thy faith in Christ".
Enos wanted all the Nephites to feel the joy he felt, so he prayed for them. The Lord said He would bless the Nephites if they kept His commandments.
Then Enos prayed for his enemies, the Lamanites. He wanted the records of his people to be preserved so that someday the Lamanites would read them and believe. The Lord said to Enos, "I will grant unto thee according to thy desires, because of thy faith".
Enos was happy. He spent the rest of his life preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Enos 1)
There are many more stories, see if you can find at least two more during your scripture study this week.