8 Ways We Can Better Our Relationship with God Through Prayer

by | Mar. 14, 2019

When was the last time you felt something as you were praying? The following Ensign article comes from a devotional address by Elder Juan A. Uceda of the Seventy entitled, “A Personal Relationship with Our Heavenly Father as Taught by the Lord Jesus Christ,” given at Brigham Young University–Idaho on November 28, 2017.

Read all eight ways you can develop a better personal relationship with our Father in Heaven here.  

When I use a mobile phone to call my mother and father in New Jersey, USA, I can hear their voices clearly. I do not know how it is possible, without any cable or visible connection, that I can talk to them so far away. But I know it works!

Now, please do not ask me how it is possible that millions of people can pray at the same time, and in different languages, and our Father in Heaven is ready to listen and to answer at the same time. I cannot understand how that happens. But I know it works!

Just like a mobile phone, prayer works, even though we may not understand exactly how. But there are some things about prayer that we do understand.

Pray from the Heart

We read in the scriptures, “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened” (Luke 3:21). Jesus teaches us that a prayer from the heart can open heaven. He said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7).

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