Thursday, October 20, 2011

Prayer changes everything

Things don't always go perfectly. The days don't always run smooth. There are road bumps, blocks, forks and potholes. I was having a particularly hard day at work this past week and a quote kept popping up into my head...  

I wouldn't be off for another 4 hours so I decided to call upon my Heavenly Father right away. I closed the door to my treatment room, hoping my client would wait 5 more minutes and hopefully no one would knock. As people walked by my room every few seconds chatting about their relaxation or the newest gossip, I felt an emotion that can only be described as the pure love of Christ. Its true what they say. You find comfort and strength through Him in the least obvious of places. 

I find myself in certain circumstances completely bewildered on what to do next. Im confused on where  its heading and I don't know where to turn. The hymn that almost always gives me the simple answer is...

Sure, a prayer may not hand you a heafty sum to pay your mortgage, it may not give you instant examples of where to live, who to marry or who to date but it gives you enough strength at that moment to continue to live until you get that answer.  

Turning to the Lord only when in need is something to not let become a habit. Elder David A. Bednar states-  

"Let me recommend that periodically you and I offer a prayer in which we only give thanks and express gratitude. Ask for nothing; simply let our souls rejoice and strive to communicate appreciation with all the energy of our hearts"

I love this! I find myself all too often turning to the Lord in doubt or worry without thanking him for all that I have been given. Remembering to be humble and thankful is something im striving to work more on.

Im so thankful for the power of prayer and how I know that on a busy workday when I think nothing else can go wrong, SOMETHING can go right if I only think to pray. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post! :) So.... it makes me think of how different you are just from 10 years ago haha. I know I don't know you all that well AT ALL... but when we came and stayed with you to go to the Rose Parade 10 years ago... I maybe kinda sorta thought you were headed in the wrong direction. HAHAHA You were so little and I had only hoped that maybe you would grow up to be a good girl. I don't exactly remember why I thought you weren't or weren't going to be... it's all kind of blurry. BUT... I'm glad to see that you are so amazing and you and Colleen are such great girls. I wish we could see you more often and get to know each other better!!!

    I cannot BELIEVE it was 10 years ago that we were there. hahahaha man time flies.