Will Heavenly Father always answer my prayers?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” Ensign, May 1994, 98–100.

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Heavenly Father knows more than we do. He will answer our prayers in the way that is best.

When we have faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, we trust Them.

Trust that Heavenly Father knows you and loves you. Trust that He will hear your prayers and answer them with what is best for you. (See 3 Nephi 18:20.)

Trusting Heavenly Father

When Dallin H. Oaks was seven years old, his father got very sick. For six months, Dallin’s father stayed in the hospital while doctors tried to help him get better. During this time, Dallin, his mother, and his brother and sister all prayed a lot for his father to get better. Dallin’s father even had many priesthood blessings. Dallin’s family all thought his father would get well.

When the doctors said that his father was going to die, it was hard for everyone to understand why. Had they not had enough faith?

A few days before Dallin’s father died, his mother had a very peaceful feeling. She trusted Heavenly Father’s will. It was still really hard when Dallin’s father died, but she knew things would be all right.

Elder Oaks learned that when we have strong faith in Heavenly Father, we can trust Him. He can help us through any hard time.