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  • Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon. George MacDonald

Sunday, January 18, 2015

PRAYER

Our lesson today in Relief Society was from the teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, lesson 2. I learned and remembered many things.


He memorized a poem when he was a boy.

“Prayer”
   by Eliza M. Hickok,

I know not by 
  what methods rare,
But this I know, 
  God answers prayer.
I know that He 
  has given His Word,
Which tells me prayer 
  is always heard,
And will be answered, 
  soon or late.
And so I pray 
  and calmly wait.

I know not if 
  the blessing sought
Will come in just 
  the way I thought;
But leave my prayers 
  with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser 
 than my own,
Assured that He 
  will grant my quest,
Or send some answer 
  far more blest.

I know this verse is true in my life.
I think I will memorize this poem.

Then I will always have the words with me in my mind to access, and peruse any time any day, anywhere.