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pray pray pray

mr. schroeder always seems to know the right answers.
& i thought i would share a conversation we had the other day.

ME: so you would think i have prayer completely understood by now.
but i have a quick question.
let's talk about my cousin jaren for a minute. 
he got really sick and we prayed and fasted and prayed some more that he would be okay.
but he wasn't. so we prayed for something. & didn't get what we prayed for.
in other words, god has a plan & will for everyone. 
so if his plan was to take jaren, why are we even praying? 
his 'plan' is going to happen either way. 

TREV: that's a really good question. let me put this into a similar situation.
you have a father.
you go home & tell your father what you learned in school, or what you did that day.
you talk, you hang out, you build a strong relationship...with your father.
if you never talked to him, you wouldn't have much of a relationship, would you?
so that's how it is with heavenly father. we need to build a relationship with him.
if you ask your dad if you can go sledding, and he says, "no" 
there's clearly a reason for that. there's something better for you. that's why he says no.

i've thought about it all week.
and now, it truly makes sense to me. prayer strengthens my faith.
i just constantly had that in the back of my mind.
i'm so thankful for a dedicated husband with such a strong testimony of the gospel.
i truly think i'd be so so lost if it wasn't for him picking me up along the way.


i hope you can all pray at least two times a day.
say prayers in your heart, too!
your faith is strengthened so incredibly much. 
& you always have a better day when you start it off with a prayer.

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12 comments

  1. Wow, that was really great. I've been feeling... less than sure about things, and prayer is always my go to! This post reminds me how important it is to consult with Him first :) Thanks!

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  2. WOW! Needed this today! Thank you to you and also your husband!

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  3. This is a great post and one I needed to read today. It gave me encouragement!

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  4. i love this. i love looking at things from a new fresh perspective. prayer is wonderful.

    xo

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  5. I love this! thank you!

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  6. this is so amazing, and something that i needed reminding of! i love that your husband was there to support you... i feel like chris does the same thing for me. i call him my missionary since he is always answering my gospel questions and helping me better understand things like this.

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  7. First of all, I love your blog look!!! And second, I loved the way he explained it to you! Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Amanda, thanks for sharing this! :)
    I've been contemplating quite a lot about prayer lately.

    ---->> Kate

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  9. Thank you!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  10. I find myself praying without even realizing it <3

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  11. I have been having fun browsing through different blogs for the past couple of days and after all the posts I have seen this has been my absolute FAVORITE one. I actually had the EXACT same question I was trying to ask people a couple of weeks ago but no one was able to answer it very well for me. Thanks for sharing this!
    -Sadie
    www.fittidbits.blogspot.com

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