One afternoon I had a math quiz. I had studied for it, but I had forgotten to have a prayer to ask the Lord to help me do my best. I was nervous and did not know what to do. I wanted to have more than a silent prayer at my desk before I took the test. I asked the teacher if I could go to the rest room. Then I left class and said a prayer. When I got back to the room, I felt very calm.

The next day the teacher gave our quizzes back, and I realized I had done well. I know prayer helps. When we do our best and then ask for His help, the Lord blesses us.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Denise Kirby

Francisco Javier Loaiza Vergara, age 10, is a member of the Puerto Varas Estación Ward, Puerto Varas Chile Stake.