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Monday, August 25, 2008

I CAN PRAY TO HEAVENLY FATHER, AND HE WILL HEAR AND ANSWER MY PRAYERS. September 2008, week 1

I Learn About Prayer From the Scriptures.

There are many examples of people that use prayer in the scriptures. We can learn important lessons from these stories.
Following are just a few of the scriptural accounts that show us to pray to Heavenly Father. We should pray to Him if we need help. After we receive blessing we should kneel in thankfulness and thank Heavenly Father for want He has blessed us with.
When we pray we should do so reverently, thoughtfully, humbly and faithfully. Then be still and listen to what He says to us.

Abraham and Sarah had been married many years. They did not have any children and where starting to get old. They became worried and sad.
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.

Hannah and Elkanah have no children. They went to the temple to offer sacrfices. While there Hannah prays for a son and promises him to the Lord.
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 went into the forest to hunt animals. He began thinking about the teachings of his father. He had often heard his father talk about eternal life and the joy of those who keep God's commandments. Enos wanted to have that joy. He knelt down and prayed to Heavenly Father to forgive him of his sins. Enos prayed all day and into the night. While Enos was praying, he heard the voice of the Lord say to him, "Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed".
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.

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