Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Prayer works march 4, 2013

Prayer Works

March 4, 2013 (4 months out)

Hard morning... My sister came and listened to me cry and then helped me do laundry, pack cookbooks and made us dinner. Sold our truck! Hurray! Opened the book my dear aunt sent me and wanted to share this quote... I know many of you are not of my faith, but I want to comment on this scripture from the New Testament.

 Prayer works... It really does! 

It is the only thing that consistently gets me through everyday. 

Sometimes it takes really hard times like these to dig deep enough and to need strong enough that you are willing to devote the time to earnest prayer and earnest listening

God is willing to help us if we only ask.

 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not:and it shall be given him" (James 1:5)

"The message of James 1:5 is that God is approachable, generous, and willing to answer our prayers.  An additional implication is that if we don't ask of God, He won't give liberally.  Later in the epistle, James writes, 
'Ye have not, because ye ask not" (James 4:2). "  
"In the same spirit, Elder Jeffrey R Holland taught, " God is anxiously waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as He always has.  But He can't if you don't pray, and He can't if you don't dream.  In short, He can't if you don't believe" (Broken Things to Mend {Salt Lake CIty: Deseret Book, 2008].85)"                                                        - John Bytheway

March 6, 2013 

Something that comforted me tonight.... I was searching for scriptures on prayer. I have 172 to read. This one stood out...
2 Kings 20:5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee:

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