Young Boy Praying
Gospel Art Picture Kit
Heavenly Father has commanded us to pray so that we can grow closer to Him, feel His protecting care, receive direction and support in our lives, and ultimately obtain exaltation and eternal life (see Alma 37:36–37). God wants us to pray to Him always so He can bless us in all aspects of our lives (see 2 Nephi 32:9; Alma 34:18–27).
Heavenly Father has promised to always listen to our prayers and answer them: “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in [Jesus’] name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you” (3 Nephi 18:20). As we pray we should also express our love and gratitude to God for all of life’s blessings. Through prayer we become more receptive to promptings and inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Heavenly Father wants each of His children to pray to Him. We should thank Him every morning and every evening for the blessings He has given us, and we can ask for special help from Him. Heavenly Father loves all of His children and will answer our prayers. When we pray to Him, we receive comfort and direction from the Holy Ghost.
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