My Prayer Experiment

Do you ever feel like your prayers aren't being answered? And this leads you to think that maybe your prayers aren't even being heard?

I've definitely felt like this. And I didn't like it. Mostly because I felt like I couldn't testify that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers.

One night I was praying and I thought, "What's the point, my prayers aren't being answered anyway."

Then I felt my mind expand. I felt Heavenly Father say to me, "You pray for really big things that I can answer one day, but not today. Test me on some small things."

And I understood the prompting. My prayers at the time were solely focused on these things:

  1. Help with selling my house
  2. Where should I move when my house does sell
  3. That I will get married
  4. Help so and so heal from a life-long illness, etc.

Absolutely we should be praying for big things, but big things don't get answered everyday in our lives.

So this is what I did and I'll share with you my result.

I prayed for help in waking up a little earlier in the morning. I prayed for a small impression to help me know how to help a girl I visit taught. And I prayed that someone would invite me to attend the temple with them since I was having a hard time finding motivation to go.

The NEXT DAY each of these things were answered. Every. single. one.

A friend who lives out of town texted me the next morning saying she missed the Logan Temple and asked if I would go with her if she came down to do a session.

I was stunned.

I've tried this time experiment time and time again and it has worked every time.

While praying for big things also pray for little things.

I know God hears and answers our prayers.