Each Drop Counts

Reading: “Pray Always,” Elder David Bednar, Nov 2008, Ensign; Direct Relief International PSA; Alma 37:6

Yesterday in Relief Society we talked about Elder Bednar’s recent conference address on prayer.  In that conference address Elder Bednar encourages us to pray for others.  He says,

Do our spouses, children, and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs and desires? Do those we serve hear us pray for them with faith and sincerity? If those we love and serve have not heard and felt the influence of our earnest prayers in their behalf, then the time to repent is now. As we emulate the example of the Savior, our prayers truly will become more meaningful.

Sometimes when I think about praying for others I feel like there is so much pain and suffering in the world that my little prayers won’t make a difference.  Recently, though, I saw this commercial that helped me see that the little things that I do, including prayer (as well as service), really can make a difference.

Today I’m going to take extra time in my evening prayer to think about all the people I know who could use some help, and then pray for them.

How do you incorporate requests for others into your prayers? Have you ever been blessed by someone else’s prayers that you know of, or seen someone blessed by the prayer of another?

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