Bringing Primary Home

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers My Prayers

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Left: illustration by Brad Teare; right: Queen Esther, by Minerva K. Teichert © William and Betty Stokes; detail from Nephi Writing on the Gold Plates, by Paul Mann © 1988; Joseph Smith Jr., by Alvin Gittins © 1959 IRI; illustration by Paul Mann © 1999 IRI

Have you ever had a problem that you felt very worried about? Alma and his missionary companions did. They had been trying to teach the Zoramite people about Jesus Christ, but the Zoramites would not believe them. The Zoramites thought they were better than other people. When they prayed at church, they went up onto a tall stand called the Rameumptom and said the exact same prayer each time.

Alma decided to pray for help. He told Heavenly Father how sad he was that the Zoramites were so proud and unbelieving. He asked Heavenly Father to comfort him and his companions and give them strength in their difficult missionary work.

Heavenly Father answered Alma’s prayer. He comforted Alma and his companions and helped them feel strong. (See Alma 31.)

Heavenly Father always hears our prayers, and He answers us in different ways. His answers may not come right away or in the way that we expect, but He always answers us because He loves us.