If Two Agree

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“If Two Agree,” Ensign, Aug. 1980, 61

If Two Agree

For many weeks I prayed fervently for the Lord to grant me a particular blessing on a family matter. Then one day I read in the New Testament: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 18:19).

The notion that two people praying for the same thing could add weight to a request intrigued me. Two of us? Who would be willing to pray with me about my personal concern?

A flash of insight made the answer suddenly clear. I had not counseled with my husband, the patriarch of the family, about this matter. I had circumvented an important step, and a loving Father was gently teaching me through the Holy Ghost.

I consulted my husband, together we prayed, and the desires of my heart were realized.—Betty Jan Murphy, Tucson, Arizona