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Monday, May 30, 2011


Young Boy Praying
This part in the blog is about commandments and will be broken up into quite a few pieces, so I hope you enjoy them. Today I want to talk about prayer. What is prayer? Many people would tell you that it is talking to an unknown person or entity, but prayer is something that is more then that. Prayer is talking to our loving Heavenly Father. Because God loves us he has given a way for us to get all of our concerns and all of our problems off our chest. Basically in a nutshell prayer is something that is for us! Whenever we pray we are keeping a commandment that has been given to us since the beginning of time. Jesus Christ has given us the perfect example on how to pray, in Matthew 6:9-13 the Lord says

 9"After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
 11Give us this day our daily bread.
 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

You might have asked this question in your life at one point. Is god real ? Is he there? Does he hear my prayers? If this is the question that you are asking yourself right now, or if you are just wondering in general let me share with you one of my favorite primary songs that I have come to love in my life its called A Child’s Prayer. I would ask that you read the words carefully and ponder them out.

1. Heavenly Father, are you really there?                                              
And do you hear and answer ev’ry child’s prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember now
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:
“Suffer the children to come to me.”
Father, in prayer I’m coming now to thee.
2. Pray, he is here;
Speak, he is list’ning.
You are his child;
His love now surrounds you.
He hears your prayer;
He loves the children.
Of such is the kingdom,
The kingdom of heav’n
I testify you that Heavenly Father loves you and wants to hear from you. He loves you so much that he wants to bless you with the things that you need/want. I know that as we pray we can feel Gods love and I know that he will answer your prayers. I know this because I have prayed to God and have asked him for the things that I need/want and I have felt of his love and know that prayer is real and that God lives! You too can feel His love if you pray.