14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
"As soon as we learn the true relationship in which we stand toward God (namely, God is our Father, and we are his children), then at once prayer becomes natural and instinctive on our part (Matt. 7: 7-11). Many of the so-called difficulties about prayer arise from forgetting this relationship. Prayer is the act by which the will of the Father and the will of the child are brought into correspondence with each other. The object of prayer is not to change the will of God, but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is already willing to grant, but that are made conditional on our asking for them. Blessings require some work or effort on our part before we can obtain them. Prayer is a form of work, and is an appointed means for obtaining the highest of all blessings." (Bible Dictionary, Prayer)
3 And this is alife beternal, that they might cknow thee the only true dGod, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast esent. (John 17:3)
Heavenly father wants to bless us more, but we have to work and we have to ask.
Even Jesus prayed for something he wanted but in the end told the father he would do the father's will.
A big part of prayer is being patient and waiting on the Lord
11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a avirtuous woman.
Here is a list of scriptures the teacher passed out:
1. Ruth 1:1-2
2. Ruth 1:4
3. Ruth 1:7-13
4. Ruth 1:16-17
5. Ruth 2:2
6. Ruth 2:1,3
7. Ruth 2:5-7,11
8. Ruth 3:1-5
9. Ruth 3:8-15.
10. Ruth 4:17, 21-22
11. John 7: 42
12. 1 Samuel 1:11
13. 1 Samuel 1:9-12
14. 1 Samuel 1:17
15. 1 Samuel 1:18
Here is a couple of questions the teach handed out:If your character were to be described in just a few words, what would you want those words to be? What is one thing you can do this week to come closer to matching that desired description?
From the Bulletins:
"How can we then best prepare for the changes we must inevitably face as we progress through life?
• First, follow the Prophets
• Second, keep an eternal perspective
• Third, have faith
• Fourth, be of good cheer
In Times of change we must keep faith and remember the word of President Hinckley, "faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other". Our mortal existence is a time of testing or a time "to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them" (Abraham 3:25). In order to test our use of our God-given agency, we as mortals undergo a series of changes, challenges, trials, and temptations as we proceed through life. Only then are we properly tested. Too often we are reluctant to enter the next stage, begin the next challenge. Maybe we are too comfortable, fearful, or lacking in faith. If we remember that trees exposed to high winds grow to be stronger then those that are not we realize that every change or trial in our lives is there to strengthen us and prepare us for the future trials of our faith, deepening our roots if you will." See also: Elder Steven E. Snow, Ensign, May 2009, 81 - 83.