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:
- Help with selling my house
- Where should I move when my house does sell
- That I will get married
- 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.