“Under-the-Stairs Prayers,” Friend, May 2016, 15
One day my sister Zaylee and I played hide-and-seek and we got stuck in the closet under the stairs. It was summer and the closet was really hot. Then the light in the closet broke, and it got really dark. Zaylee and I cried and cried for help. My mom was outside and didn’t know we were stuck in the closet. I told my sister we should kneel down and pray to Heavenly Father. We asked that someone could come find us and let us out.
After we prayed, my mom came and found us. My mom told me that she had a feeling that something wasn’t right and that she needed to come check on us. I felt happy inside. I am glad God answered my prayer.
Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7–8).
He also said, “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you” (3 Nephi 18:20).
Heavenly Father hears our prayers. He may not always answer the way we expect, but He does answer—in His own time and His own will. I am grateful that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers and that He loves us so much.