Prayer and good friends

praying woman

I have been in a funk for a month or more and was having a hard time pulling myself out of it.  Sunday and Monday were especially bad days for me and I tried and tried to make myself feel happy and I just couldn’t seem to do it.  Then suddenly, the thought crossed my mind to pray and as soon as I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to take the burdens and worries from me, I felt better, instantly.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think about praying before then.  I mean I was saying my regular personal and family prayers but to just kneel down and ask Heavenly Father to take the pain away didn’t really occur to me like it should have.

in the September 2013 General Relief Society Meeting President Thomas S Monson gave a talk entitled: “We never Walk Alone”  In this talk, he discusses how Heavenly Father is always with us and knows who we are.  He also states that if we pray to him, he will be with us always.  I know sometimes in my times of deepest despair I get to thinking that I have to pull myself out of this by myself but I don’t.  God will be there if I reach out to him.  I was reminded last night that many other people have been praying for me too.

friends and chocolate

Another thing Heavenly Father did for me after my prayer for help was to send a friend.  My friend, Allen Wyatt came by at the request of my husband and talked to me.  It was a wonderful bonus that he brought me chocolate and Diet Dr Pepper but it was the fact that he took the time to come see me and reassure me that we are friends that really meant the world to me.

In the past several weeks I have had many people offere a hand of friendship and love.  I am truly blessed and need to remember that I am loved beyon measure