In the world around us today there is so much confusion. We live among so much noise and heartache. At times it is hard to feel a connection to God, our Father in Heaven. I am so thankful that God has provided us a means of communication so we can stay close to Him. As His sons and daughters, every person on this earth can receive revelation for his or herself through prayer.
Prayer has been around since the beginning of time. Moses 5:4 says,
“And Adam and Eve, his wife, called upon the name of the Lord, and they heard the voice of the Lord from the way toward the Garden of Eden, speaking unto them”
The beauty of it all is that God still cares. The Heavens are still open. He wants to hear us and He wants to answer us. Matthew 7: 7-14 reads,
"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?"
I love those verses. God is our loving Father. He knows what is best for us. He hears our prayers and he answers them. Sometimes the answer isn’t what we want, but it always brings a feeling of peace and comfort. Galations 5:22-23 reads:
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."
When we receive revelation it helps us feel peaceful and comforted, not scared or worried.
In the video at the beginning of the post, President Monson said:
“My beloved brothers and sisters, communication with our Father in Heaven—including our prayers to Him and His inspiration to us—is necessary in order for us to weather the storms and trials of life... The Lord invites us, 'Draw near unto me and I will draw near unto you; seek me diligently and ye shall find me.' As we do so, we will feel His Spirit in our lives.”
Those words are so true. I know that when we make prayer a priority in our lives, God will open the windows of heaven out to us and help us. He has a plan for us, and as we counsel with Him, He will guide us safely back to Him. He loves us and wants to help us. We just have to ask and then let Him.