The purpose of prayer is to access things of the spirit. We are repeatedly taught in the scripture that the Lord will answer our prayers. Receiving and recognizing answers to our prayers is the topic of this post.
There are many ways to improve our ability to receive and recognize answers to our prayers. I would like to offer the following ideas that I believe are essential to opening the channels of communication between ourselves and Heavenly Father.
1. Believe what the Lord says about prayer.
Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers. D&C 112:10
This scripture and many like it reveal the Lord’s attitude about prayer. We reveal our attitude about prayer when we seek to obtain an answer from the Lord. Are we willing to pay the price? Remember, to believe means that we choose to disregard our unbelief.