I just experienced my 10th anniversary from entering the Missionary Training Center. I have known this was coming… I just turned 31 a few weeks ago… so I knew this anniversary was just around the corner.
I have had time to reflect and wanted to share a few of those reflections here with my sisters on Modern Molly Mormon.
Sincere Prayer~ Prayer has always been an important part of my life; however, I have found lately myself checking prayer off my imaginary “To-Do list” by doing so with my toddler. Not the way it works.
I have seen miracles in my life and in the lives of so many others just by the fact that we have chosen to participate in the communication line with our Heavenly Father. Why would I ever cut-off this line of communication and needed guidance willingly? Why would I do so in some of the most trying parts of my life?
I know better. We know better.
Here are some key elements from Elder M. Russell Ballard says that our prayers should have:
I challenge each of us to evaluate where we are with our personal, couple, family prayers and find ways to improve them. Reflect on the personal miracles and answers you have seen because of this divine gift of communication.
Don’t stop with praying. Remember to act.
One Book of Mormon story that constantly stays in my mind is from the brother of Jared. He needed light for the ship. How was he supposed to get light? He prayed about it— then he acted. He acted by going to get stones and asking Heavenly Father to bless them, which happend. The Lord touched the stones and then there was light. He decided to act after prayer– an element we can forget.
It is my sincere prayer that we will see miracles in our lives as we focus more on prayer and really communicating with our Heavenly Father.